Darrick Hamilton

The New School

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What are the causes and remedies to the racial achievement gap part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching:Examples
The purpose of this lecture(s) is to provide students with an interdisciplinary examination of the theoretical underpinnings and a few possible policy responses to the racial achievement gap in schooling. The lecture will present; Trends of the achievement gap (what the facts are) Theoretical explanations cultural/behavioral structural/differential treatment combinations of the two Empirical examinations of the theories Investigation of some policy responses to address the gap. The interdisciplinary approach is particularly useful, given the multifaceted theoretical underpinnings available to explain the racial achievement gap. An interdisciplinary approach entails the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods - not commonly used in economics - to examine the validity of alternative explanations. In addition, video media can be used to visually display how some of the interventions aimed at reducing the gap by closing the educational achievement gap are implemented into the classroom. The class will be conducted in a seminar format, which will require discussion and debate. The lecture will rely on reading from the economics, education, sociology and anthropology literatures.

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Darrick Hamilton part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:About this Project:Project Participants
Assistant Professor Milano-The New School for Management and Urban Policy 72 Fifth Ave Rm 605 New York, NY 10011 hamiltod@newschool.edu Phone:212-229-5400, ext 1514 Background Information Brief Biography of ...

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