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War on Education a Sociological & Political Approach

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003669/00001

Material Information

Title: War on Education a Sociological & Political Approach
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: McCulloch, Michael
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Civic Engagement
Parents and Education
Social Capital
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Despite the recognized importance of public school education, the system currently is failing to provide a quality education to many students. This study clarifies variations in academic achievement across parameters of ethnicity, class, and school funding expenditures, thereby discerning the factors which are most influential upon student achievement. What becomes clear is that increasing parental and civic involvement in the educational process is critical to any sustained effort to increase student performance. Thisconclusion is borne out by research examining a panoply of different achievement predictors and educational barriers. School funding, socio-economic status and ethnicity alone are insufficient predictors of success or focal points for the development of innovative educational strategies. What emerges instead is that public schools should be viewed in a new light: as platforms for organizing not just students among classrooms and grade levels, but also parents and community members into educational social-networks.This may involve changing school structure to meet the needs of the school population (e.g., by accommodating the schedules of low-income parents or accounting for differing socio-cultural values in school activities and events). Regardless of the precise means, increasing community involvement offers the best method to boost student achievement across socioeconomic and other spectra.
Statement of Responsibility: by Michael McCulloch
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Fitzgerald, Keith

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 M1
System ID: NCFE003669:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003669/00001

Material Information

Title: War on Education a Sociological & Political Approach
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: McCulloch, Michael
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Civic Engagement
Parents and Education
Social Capital
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Despite the recognized importance of public school education, the system currently is failing to provide a quality education to many students. This study clarifies variations in academic achievement across parameters of ethnicity, class, and school funding expenditures, thereby discerning the factors which are most influential upon student achievement. What becomes clear is that increasing parental and civic involvement in the educational process is critical to any sustained effort to increase student performance. Thisconclusion is borne out by research examining a panoply of different achievement predictors and educational barriers. School funding, socio-economic status and ethnicity alone are insufficient predictors of success or focal points for the development of innovative educational strategies. What emerges instead is that public schools should be viewed in a new light: as platforms for organizing not just students among classrooms and grade levels, but also parents and community members into educational social-networks.This may involve changing school structure to meet the needs of the school population (e.g., by accommodating the schedules of low-income parents or accounting for differing socio-cultural values in school activities and events). Regardless of the precise means, increasing community involvement offers the best method to boost student achievement across socioeconomic and other spectra.
Statement of Responsibility: by Michael McCulloch
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Fitzgerald, Keith

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 M1
System ID: NCFE003669:00001

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