Educational Opportunity in an Urban American High School

Educational Opportunity in an Urban American High School : A Cultural Analysis

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McQuillan (education, U. of Colorado) conducted a five-year ethnographic study of two classes at an unnamed urban American high school. Results ran contrary to the popular notion that educational opportunity is a largely individual phenomenon. Focusing on the collective point of view in the school, McQuillan shows how the nature of the school's student population influenced classroom learning and the work of the administration and of guidance counselors. McQuillan concludes that to be successful, urban school reform must be undertaken systematically and must attend to issues of culture, values, and beliefs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • Hardback | 243 pages
  • 158.75 x 241.3 x 25.4mm
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791434990
  • 9780791434994