Beyond the Classroom

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Simon and Schuster, 1997 M10 17 - 224 pages
The study on which this book is based also found striking and consistent ethnic differences in student performance, differences that cut across socioeconomic groups. African-American and Latino students lag behind their peers while Asian-American students - even in the very same school - perform at the highest levels. Beyond the Classroom explains why this is and offers answers that will help all students, regardless of ethnic background, to do better in school. Beyond the Classroom identifies the real nature of the education crisis in America. It explains why some students succeed brilliantly while others flounder and draws valuable lessons about the nature of successful parental and peer group support.

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The Real Problem 1
a nation at risk a nation in denial
School Reform is not the Solution
Disengaged Students
Ethnicity and Adolescent Achievement
The Power of Authoritative Parenting
The Home Environment of Academically
The Power of Peers 1
All Work and All Play makes Jack
Beyond the Classroom 1
Notes 2D 2

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Page 6 - Learning is funded by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement of the US Department of Education to conduct research on the education of language minority students in the United States.

About the author (1997)

Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., is the Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University. He is the author or coauthor of several books and his work has also appeared in many publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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