Interdisciplinary Training Seminar in Education Sciences
Race/Ethnic Inequality in Education:
Causal Mechanisms and Tested Responses
Fridays, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Education Sciences bldg
Background Readings (see bottom of page for list of references):
Gamoran, A. (2001). America Schooling and Educational Inequality
KewalRami, A., et al (2007). Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities (NCES 2007-039).
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS AND READINGS
September 5 : Meeting in Room 259, Ed Sciences
Ruth Lopez Turley, Sociology, "The Role of Familism in Explaining the Hispanic-White College Application Gap"
(Turley's paper available upon request)
September 12 : Meeting in Room 259, Ed Sciences
Lynn Okagaki, Commissioner of Education Research, U.S. Department of Education, "Closing Achievement Gaps: Solution-Driven Research"
Dr. Okagaki will also lead a workshop for faculty and staff on seeking funding from IES, 2:30-4:00 p.m., 259 Ed Sciences building
September 19 : Meeting in Room 1161, Ed Sciences
Sarah Bruch, ITP Fellow, Sociology, "Racial Differences in Educational Outcomes: An Examination of Structure and Process"
September 26 : Meeting in Room 253, Ed Sciences
Samuel R. Lucas, Sociology, UC Berkeley, "Constrained Opportunity! Varied Preferences! Some Evidence Bearing on Two Explanations of Racial Inequality"
October 3: Meeting in Room 259
Angel Harris, Sociology, Princeton University, & WCER Visiting Minority Scholar, "A Search for Oppositional Culture"
Harris (2006), "I [Don't] Hate School"
Harris & Robinson (2007), "Schooling Behaviors or Prior Skills? "
October 10 : Meeting in Room 259
Meir Yaish, Sociology, Haifa University, "Palestinian-Jewish Inequality in Education in Israel: Proposal for a Critical Test of Resistance Theory in Education"
October 17 : Meeting in 13th floor boardroom
Megan Andrew and Robert Hauser, Sociology, "Evaluating the 'Strategic' Center: Race-Ethnic Differences in Applying and Updating Educational Expectations"
October 24: Meeting in Room 259
Mark Seidenberg, Psychology, "Language Background and School Achievement"
October 31: Meeting in 13th floor boardroom
November 7: Meeting in Room 259
Anna Haskins, ITP Fellow, Sociology, "Effects of Paternal Incarceration on Children's Academic Achievement"
November 14 : Meeting in 13th floor boardroom
Julie Washington, Communicative Disorders, "Emergent Literacy in African American Children"
Washington & Thomas-Tate, "How Research Informs Cultural-Linguistic Differences in the Classroom: The Bi-Dialectal African American Child" (distributed to seminar via email).
November 21: Meeting in Room 259
Derek Neal, Economics, University of Chicago, "The Use of Incentives in Education."
Neal, "Designing Incentive Systems for Schools"
November 28: NO MEETING--Thanksgiving
December 5: Meeting in 13th floor boardroom
Mustafa Emirbayer, Sociology, "Theories of Racial Domination: Implications for Educational Inequality"
December 12: Meeting in Room 259
Nicholas Mader, ITP Fellow, Economics, "School Competition and Academic Quality : Evidence from Milwaukee."
Mader, "School Competition and Academic Quality"
Bonilla-Silva, E. (1997). Rethinking Racism: Toward a Structural Interpretation. ASR 62, 465-80.
Bonilla-Silva, E. (1999). The Essential Social Fact of Race. ASR 64, 899-906.
Desmond, M. & López Turley, R. N. (2009, forthcoming). The Role of Familism in Explaining the Hispanic-White College Application Gap. Social Problems.
Gamoran, A. (2001). America schooling and educational inequality: A Forecast of the 21st century. Sociology of Education, Extra Issue: Currents of Thought: Sociology of Education at the Dawn of the 21st Century, 74: 135-153.
Harris, A. L. (2006). I (Don't) Hate School: Revisiting Oppositional Culture Theory of Black's Resistance to Schooling. Social Forces 85, no. 2 (December): 797-834.
Harris, A. L., & Robinson, K. (2007). Schooling Behaviors or Prior Skills? A Cautionary Tale of Omitted Variable Bias within Oppositional Culture Theory. Sociology of Education 80 (April): 139-157.
KewalRami, A., Gilbertson, L., Fox, M. A., & Provasnik, S. (2007). Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities (NCES 2007-039). National Center of Education Statistics, Institute for Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.
Loveman, M. (1999). Is 'Race' Essential? ASR 64, 891-898.
Mader, N. (2008, unpublished manuscript). School Competition and Academic Quality: Evidence from Milwaukee.
Magnuson, K., & Waldfogel, J. (2008). Steady Gains and Stalled Progress: Inequality and the Black-White Test Score Gap. Russell Sage Foundation.
Neal, D. (forthcoming). Designing Incentive Systems for Schools. In M. Springer (Ed.) Performance Incentives: Their Growing Impact on American K-12 Education.
Washington, J. A., & Thomas-Tate, S. (book chapter in press). How Research Informs Cultural-Linguistic Differences in the Classroom: The Bi-Dialectal African American Child.