In the wake of stringent public school accountability standards, educators are forced to address persistent "achievement gaps" in new ways. Concomitantly, there is growing acknowledgement that factors external to schools critically influence academic success. Full-service community schools attempt to narrow "gaps" by convening comprehensive networks, yet, this contemporary movement also reminds us, "there is nothing new under the sun". This book contributes to the educational and socio-historical lexicon through an examination of a segregated school exemplifying contemporary "best practices" instructive on multiple levels to schools in the twenty-first century.
Author: J. Richardson Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan Published: 11/01/2009 Pages: 202 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 0.70lbs Size: 8.30h x 5.60w x 0.60d ISBN: 9780230618480
About the Author JEANITA W. RICHARDSON is Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Virginia State University, USA.