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Empowering Science and Mathematics Education in Urban Schools
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Empowering Science and Mathematics Education in Urban Schools

Angela Barton, Edna Tan, Erin Turner, and Maura Varley Gutiérrez

Abstract

Math and science hold powerful places in contemporary society, setting the foundations for entry into some of the most robust and highest-paying industries. However, effective math and science education is not equally available to all students, with some of the poorest students—those who would benefit most—going egregiously underserved. This ongoing problem with education highlights one of the core causes of the widening class gap. While this educational inequality can be attributed to a number of economic and political causes, this book demonstrates that it is augmented by a consistent failur ... More

Keywords: math education, science education, educational inequality, schools, societal engagement, teaching, social justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780226037974
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226037998.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angela Barton, author

Edna Tan, author

Erin Turner, author

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