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Keeping Track: How Schools Structure Inequality


reviewed by Kenneth A. Strike 1986

coverTitle: Keeping Track: How Schools Structure Inequality
Author(s): Jeannie Oakes
Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven
ISBN: 0300037252, Pages: , Year: 1986
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This book is a discussion of the practice of tracking in twenty-five junior high and high schools. The data are taken from John Goodlad’s project “A Study of Schooling.” The book provides detailed descriptive data on the practice of tracking in these twenty-five schools and on the effects of tracking on the education of the children in these schools. It embeds the results in an interpretative framework borrowed from recent neo-Marxist critics of schooling in capitalist societies, relying particularly on the work of Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis.1 Thus, tracking is seen as one of a set of practices that are intended to provide equal educational opportunities to a diverse population with diverse abilities and diverse needs, but that in fact serve to reproduce the inequalities of the larger society while legitimating such inequality to its victims. The book concludes with a discussion of the legal status of tracking and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 87 Number 3, 1986, p. 441-444
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 706, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 2:32:05 AM

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