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The purpose of this article is to examine the links between the minority and poverty status of public secondary schools and course-taking patterns within those schools. This analysis looks at the 1984 Regents Action Plan in New York State to explore the role of standards-based policies in...
Based on a large, representative, 6-year longitudinal sample of Hong Kong students (7,802 students in 56 high schools), we examined relations among academic self-concept, academic achievement, and language of instruction (Chinese as compared with English). In support of the cross-cultural...
Editor’s Note: This article continues the focus of our special issue theme of Summer 2002— Education and Democracy . Democratic educational reform should promote full-bodied democratic life. To help address the limited vision of humanity prevailing in the current wave of educational...
This article illustrates how teachers’ pedagogical stories inscribe worlds, beliefs, and identities that position their students’ participation and performance. Based on a view of storytelling as a rich site for observing teaching as the joint social construction of “self” as successful...
Long-standing critiques of large “factory model” high schools and growing evidence for the benefits of small schools, especially for the achievement of low-income and minority students, have stimulated initiatives in many cities to redesign secondary education. This seven-year study of the...
The term glass ceiling refers to artificial barriers to achievement. Previous research on the subject suggests that, as racial minorities, Asian American faculty in higher education would encounter a glass ceiling. In this article, the glass ceiling hypothesis is evaluated on the basis of data...
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