Publication Date: April 12, 2002
This timely volume reveals in great detail how educators closed the "performance gap" for low-income students by linking expectations and results. Drawing heavily on the words and experiences of students, teachers, and parents, this book describes how students who traditionally had not succeeded academically in school began to do so.
Effort and Excellence in Urban Classrooms demonstrates just how this was done by including:
Dick Corbett and Bruce Wilson are independent educational researchers who study and evaluate school reform initiatives. Belinda Williams is a cognitive psychologist who studies the influence of community, home, and school environments on learning.
"At last, a book that helps us see and feel what a "no excuses" approach to teaching is like in urban classrooms! This close look at teachers and students in high-poverty settings gives new meaning to "all children can learn.” A must read for those who are serious about closing the achievement gap."
— Michael S. Knapp, Center for the Study of Teaching & Policy, University