Questions & Answers (Addressing the Achievement Gap)

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Dr. Frankie Denise Powell, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: In Questions & Answers, we speak with Eric Cooper of the National Urban Alliance for effective education and Frankie Powell from the Maya Angelou Institute. They discuss two distinct approaches to address the achievement gap, Cooper focusing on aligning instructional practice with parental support in the home, and Powell with mobilizing community assets to enrich students' learning opportunities. In both cases, they urge action research as an invaluable tool for teacher practice as well as school-level strategic planning.

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Language: English
Date: 2002
Achievement Gap, Education, Instructional Support, Parental Support, Community Involvement, Learning Opportunities
Education – Parent Participation

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