High School Achievement by James Coleman

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Evaluates the academic performance of students, citing school order and discipline, regular homework, and teacher involvement

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James S. Coleman is an American sociologist who has focused much of his work on mathematical sociology. His areas of interest have been social conflict, collective decision making, and the sociology of education. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1955 and taught at Johns Hopkins University. Coleman is best known for heading a commission charged by the federal government with investigating the lack of educational opportunities for minorities in public schools. The document produced by the commission, Equity of Educational Opportunity (1966), is better known as the Coleman Report. It indicated that student achievement has more to do with family background and peer environment than with school resources. The Coleman Report became the basis for the institution of student busing to achieve racial integration in public schools.
Published August 1, 1982 by Basic Books. 289 pages
Genres: . Non-fiction

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“Without knowledge of the selection process, there is no way to determine whether observed differences between program participants and ‘comparisons’ are due to actual program effects or are an artifact of preexisting differences between the groups.” Rather than giving us the effect of faith-base...

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