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Monday, April 28, 2014

MPRC Seminar: Great Equalizers or Conduits of Inequality? A Counterfactual Analysis of Year-Round and 9-Month Schooling within Neighborhood Contexts

Speaker: Odis Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies, University of Maryland About the Talk: Persistent racial, SES and residential disparities in test-scores suggest schools fall short in serving as society’s great equalizers. Racial inequalities in achievement in particular have been shown in research to grow mostly while children are in school rather than prior to school enrollment or during the summer recess. However, these studies rarely consider the qualities of children’s neighborhoods as contributors to educational stratification, or use counterfactual modeling to strengthen causal inferences. In this study, I model neighborhood-based achievement growth using ECLS-K data within a novel counterfactual framework in which children attend year-round or 9-month schools. {Will appear in FYI on Apr 25, 2014
Start Time:
12:00 PM
End Time:
1:00 PM
Cole Student Activities Building
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Tiffany L. Pittman MPRC 301-405-6403

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