Tells the story of how two philanthropists promised each of the 112 graduating sixth graders at Belmont Elementary, a school in one of Philadelphia’s poorest neighborhoods, a fully paid college education to the institution of their choice.
Independent researchers interview urban middle school students to get their impressions of the teachers that help them to succeed in schools.
Presents powerful lessons about the realities of school reform by portraying the experiences of five teachers involved in a restructuring initiative.
A fascinating ethnographic study of a high school in Toronto, with surprising insights into how these adolescents identify themselves in terms of race, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality.
Examines the ways in which cultural practices and knowledges are produced in and out of schools around the world.
Schools have been traditionally defined as institutions of instruction, but the authors of this volume challenge that position in order to generate a new set of cultural categories and constructs through ...