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Schooling Disadvantaged Children: Racing against Catastrophe


reviewed by Susan H. Fuhrman - 1991

coverTitle: Schooling Disadvantaged Children: Racing against Catastrophe
Author(s): Gary Natriello, Edward L. McDill, Aaron M. Pallas
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807730149, Pages: 253, Year: 1990
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Schooling Disadvantaged Children: Racing against Catastrophe by Gary Natriello, Edward L. McDill, and Aaron M. Pallas is at once a thoughtful and comprehensive account of the manner in which we have viewed the problems and the education of disadvantaged children and a persuasive plea for a more extensive and fundamental approach to a rapidly increasing challenge. The book has several virtues. First, its point of departure is a sophisticated and comprehensive definition of educational disadvantage that accounts for but surpasses familiar definitions. The authors see disadvantage stemming from insufficient educational experience in any and all of three domains-the school, the family, and the community—rather than in any one. As they point out, such a definition calls attention to the possibility of continuing deficiencies and the need for continued solutions as students mature, and it helps in identifying sources of variation in the disadvantaged population. Second, the mid-section and cornerstone of the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 93 Number 2, 1991, p. 312-315
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 288, Date Accessed: 12/14/2019 5:29:25 AM

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