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Changing Families and Communities: Implications for Schools


by Thomas B. Hoffer & James S. Coleman 1990

In this chapter, we will review some of the major trends in American family and local community life and attempt to relate the implications of these changes to school organization and educational administration. While recognizing the importance of other outcomes, we have restricted our current focus to achievement and attainment because of their centrality to the educational enterprise and because much more is known about their determinants and consequences.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 89, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 91 Number 6, 1990, p. 118-134
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18917, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 4:19:05 AM

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  • Thomas Hoffer
    NORC University of Chicago
    THOMAS B. HOFFER is the Associate Director of Operations for the Longitudinal Study of American Youth (LSAY) at the NORC at the University of Chicago.
  • James Coleman
    NORC University of Chicago
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    JAMES S. COLEMAN is works at the University of Chicago in Sociology and is a research director at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC).
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