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The Resource On the same track : how schools can join the twenty-first-century struggle against resegregation, Carol Corbett Burris

On the same track : how schools can join the twenty-first-century struggle against resegregation, Carol Corbett Burris

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On the same track : how schools can join the twenty-first-century struggle against resegregation
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On the same track
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how schools can join the twenty-first-century struggle against resegregation
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Carol Corbett Burris
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eng
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"A public school principal's account of the courageous leaders who have dismantled the tracking systems in their schools in order to desegregate classrooms and provide better learning experiences for all students. Since the beginning of the last century, the sorting of students into different "tracks" has resulted in segregated classrooms and unequal learning opportunities for students. This book traces the origins of tracking, from its beginnings in the early 20th century to today. As Burris takes readers through this history, she argues that tracking perpetuates de facto segregation within districts that were ordered by the courts to desegregate. Drawing on the latest research, Burris shows how tracking results in achievement gaps and racial and class stratification. Burris then chronicles the struggles of courageous school leaders, teachers and parents as they sought to overcome race, class and intellectual prejudice and dismantle the student sorting systems in their schools. Finally, she provides timely caution regarding how some of the present day reforms may result in further racial and socioeconomic segregation, undermining some of the progress that schools have made in creating more equitable learning experiences for children"--
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"A public school principal's account of the courageous leaders who have dismantled the tracking systems in their schools in order to desegregate classrooms and provide better learning experiences for all students. Since the beginning of the last century,the sorting of students into different "tracks" has resulted in segregated classrooms and unequal learning opportunities for students. This book traces the origins of tracking, from its beginnings in the early 20th century to today. As Burris takes readers through this history, she argues that tracking perpetuates de facto segregation within districts that were ordered by the courts to desegregate. Drawing on the latest research, Burris shows how tracking results in achievement gaps and racial and class stratification. Burris then chronicles the struggles of courageous school leaders, teachers and parents as they sought to overcome race, class and intellectual prejudice and dismantle the student sorting systems in their schools. Finally, she provides timely caution regarding how some of the present day reforms may result in further racial and socioeconomic segregation, undermining some of the progress that schools have made in creating more equitable learning experiences for children"--
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Burris, Carol Corbett
Dewey number
371.2/540973
Index
index present
LC call number
LB3061.8
LC item number
.B88 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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A Simmons College/Beacon Press race, education, and democracy series book
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  • Track system (Education)
  • Educational equalization
  • EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
  • EDUCATION / Testing & Measurement
  • EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
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adult
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how schools can join the twenty-first-century struggle against resegregation
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On the same track : how schools can join the twenty-first-century struggle against resegregation, Carol Corbett Burris
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
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2013039594
Dimensions
23 cm.
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x, 197 pages
Isbn
9780807032978
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(hbk.)
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2013039594
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unmediated
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On the same track : how schools can join the twenty-first-century struggle against resegregation, Carol Corbett Burris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013039594
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 197 pages
Isbn
9780807032978
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013039594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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