Restoring opportunity : the crisis of inequality and the challenge for American education
- Greg J. Duncan and Richard J. Murnane.
- Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Education Press ; New York : Russell Sage Foundation, c2014.
- Physical description
- 189 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
At the library
Education Library (Cubberley)
|LC213.2 .D862 2014||Unknown|
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- A fading dream
- Diverging destinies
- Family income and school success
- Challenges in the classroom
- Promising prekindergarten programs
- Elementary schools that work
- High schools that improve life chances
- Programs that support families
- Restoring opportunity.
In this landmark volume, Greg J. Duncan and Richard J. Murnane lay out a meticulously researched case showing how - in a time of spiraling inequality - strategically targeted interventions and supports can help schools significantly improve the life chances of low-income children. The authors offer a brilliant synthesis of recent research on inequality and its effects on families, children, and schools. They describe the interplay of social and economic factors that has made it increasingly hard for schools to counteract the effects of inequality and that has created a widening wedge between low- and high-income students. <em>Restoring Opportunity</em> provides detailed portraits of proven initiatives that are transforming the lives of low-income children from prekindergarten through high school. All of these programmes are research-tested and have demonstrated sustained effectiveness over time and at significant scale. Together, they offer a powerful vision of what good instruction in effective schools can look like. The authors conclude by outlining the elements of a new agenda for education reform. <em>Restoring Opportunity</em> is a crowning contribution from these two leading economists in the field of education and a passionate call to action on behalf of the young people on whom our nation's future depends.
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- Publication date
- 9781612506357 (library ed.)
- 9781612506340 (pbk.)
- 1612506348 (pbk.)
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