Book 2014

Closing the Achievement Gap from an International Perspective

Transforming STEM for Effective Education

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ISBN: 978-94-007-4356-4 (Print) 978-94-007-4357-1 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. Chronicling Educational Challenges and Development

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Chapter

      Pages 3-6

      Introduction

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      Chapter

      Pages 7-20

      Closing the Achievement Gap: A Systemic View

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      Chapter

      Pages 21-40

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

  3. North America

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 41-41

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      Chapter

      Pages 43-72

      Addressing the Achievement Gap in the United States

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      Chapter

      Pages 73-104

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

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      Chapter

      Pages 105-124

      Achievement Gap in Mexico: Present and Outlook

  4. South America

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 125-125

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      Chapter

      Pages 127-160

      Racial Achievement Gaps in Another America: Discussing Schooling Outcomes and Affirmative Action in Brazil

  5. Europe

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 161-161

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      Chapter

      Pages 163-191

      Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Policy and Practice in England, 1997–2010

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      Chapter

      Pages 193-213

      The Achievement Gap in Science and Mathematics: A Turkish Perspective

  6. Asia

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 215-215

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      Chapter

      Pages 217-228

      Achievement Gap in China

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      Chapter

      Pages 229-250

      Employing a Sociohistorical Perspective for Understanding the Impact of Ideology and Policy on Educational Achievement in the Republic of Korea

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      Chapter

      Pages 251-262

      Closing the Achievement Gap in Singapore

  7. Africa

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 263-263

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      Chapter

      Pages 265-282

      Equity Deferred: South African Schooling Two Decades into Democracy

  8. Australia

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 283-283

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      Chapter

      Pages 285-306

      Securing STEM Pathways for Australian High School Students from Low-SES Localities: Science and Mathematics Academy at Flinders (SMAF)

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      Chapter

      Pages 307-315

      The Road to Excellence: Promoting Access and Equity to Close the Achievement Gap Internationally

  9. Back Matter

    Pages 317-324