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Kids Don't Want to Fail Oppositional Culture and the Black-White Achievement Gap

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ISBN-10: 0674057724

ISBN-13: 9780674057722

Edition: 2011

Authors: Angel L. Harris

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List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 6/13/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 260
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Michael S. Neiberg is Professor of History at the United States Army War College.Angel L. Harris is Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies at Duke University.

Preface
Introduction to Oppositional Culture
Discrimination and Barriers: Basis for Black Cynicism toward Schooling
Origins of Youth Perceptions of Opportunity and Academic Investment
Effects of Youth Perceptions of Opportunity on Academic Achievement
Racial Differences in Academic Orientation of Youth
Should Blacks Become Raceless to Improve Achievement?
Shifting the Focus Away from Culture and toward Prior Skills
Does Marginalization Equal Resistance to Schooling? A Class-Based Analysis
Refocusing Understanding of Racial Differences in Academic Outcomes
Note of Caution about Testing
Sources of Data
Methodological Appendix
Description of Measures
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index