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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Great Equalizers or Conduits of Neighborhood Social Disorganization? A Counterfactual Analysis of Year-Round and Traditional-Year Schooling.

Description:
AASD Brown Bag with Dr. Odis Johnson Jr. The social function of schooling in the U.S. is an unsettled issue. Persistent racial, SES and residential disparities in test-scores suggest schools fall short in serving as societys great equalizers. Despite seemingly intractable educational differences, research has produced evidence that schools function to reduce racial gaps in test-scores. However, these studies rarely consider the qualities of childrens neighborhoods as contributors to educational stratification, or use counterfactual modeling to strengthen causal inferences. Conversely, Dr. Odis Johnsons study concludes that schools may be greater equalizers according to race than previously thought, but simultaneously serve as conduits of neighborhood social disorganizations relatively large stratifying effects. {Will appear in FYI on Nov 20, 2013
Start Time:
12:00 PM
End Time:
1:00 PM
Room:
1126
Common Location Name:
Taliaferro
Web Address:
www.aasd.umd.edu
Other Contact Information:
African American Studies Department +1 301 405 1158 www.aasd.umd.edu


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