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Closing the Achievement Gap from an International Perspective

Transforming STEM for Effective Education

Editors: Clark, Julia V (Ed.)

  • Links the U.S. with other countries rich and poor in solving an education problem of global significance
  • Presents strategies and models for fostering improvement, with a focus on school-related variables adversely affecting outcomes for poor and minority students
  • Concentrates on closing the achievement gap with immediate attention to STEM
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  • Due: October 7, 2016
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About this book

In a changing world that demands new skills, a vital concern of public education is the gap in academic performance between low- and high-achieving students. There is no excuse for the achievement gaps that persist among poor and minority students in schools today. All students can succeed at high levels, regardless of race, ethnicity and economic background. Several countries have successfully confronted inequities in achievement, demonstrating that any school can close achievement gaps regardless of the community they serve, and that all students can achieve at high levels when they are provided with the right opportunities. This book is about understanding what factors selected countries have applied to promote progress and what factors contribute to progress in the closing of achievement gaps. It is about creating opportunities for all students.
Closing the Achievement Gap from an International Perspective: Transforming STEM for Effective Education is written in response to rising concern for the improvement of quality education – especially in mathematics and science – provided to all students. The contributors take a systematic view of the subject, beginning with a cross-national analysis of teacher qualifications and the achievement gap that spans 50 countries. The content of the book is organized in sections describing education around the globe: North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Individual chapters offer close-up analysis of efforts to close achievement gaps in the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, England, Turkey, China, South Africa and Australia among many others.
The contributors provide information on the achievement gap in mathematics and science, review current research, and present strategies for fostering improvement and raising performance with a focus on school-related variables that adversely affect educational outcomes among poor and minority students. The authors of the various chapters looked at how students’ data correlated with classroom practices, teacher instruction and academic programming, as part of their efforts to measure student growth. Qualitative and quantitative data are provided to provide evidence not only of the problem, but also for the solution. The book concludes with a chapter on promoting equality and equity to shrink the achievement gap worldwide.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The book cites statistics comparing several dozen countries worldwide with respect to their teaching systems and teaching accomplishments. … The book has something for everyone anywhere on this planet. … Anyone seriously involved in administering education should read this book to gain from the worldwide experiences of success.” (Russell Jay Hendel, MAA Reviews, June, 2014)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Clark, Julia V.

    Pages 3-6

  • Closing the Achievement Gap: A Systemic View

    Darling-Hammond, Linda

    Pages 7-20

  • Teacher Qualification and the Achievement Gap: A Cross-National Analysis of 50 Countries

    Akiba, Motoko (et al.)

    Pages 21-40

  • Addressing the Achievement Gap in the United States

    Clark, Julia V.

    Pages 43-72

  • Closing the Science, Mathematics, and Reading Gaps from a Canadian Perspective: Implications for Stem Mainstream and Pipeline Literacy

    Yore, Larry D. (et al.)

    Pages 73-104

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4357-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4356-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 7, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7969-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Closing the Achievement Gap from an International Perspective
Book Subtitle
Transforming STEM for Effective Education
Editors
  • Julia V Clark
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4357-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4357-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4356-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7969-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 324
Number of Illustrations and Tables
49 b/w illustrations
Topics