New Report: Strategies for Closing Achievement Gaps

Posted by on July 8, 2005

[posted from Public Education Network newsblast]


A new guide from the National Education Association provides a multi-themed approach to closing the achievement gaps — focusing on Culture, Abilities, Resilience, and Effort (C.A.R.E.). The guide helps educators reflect on the causes of disparity in student achievement and explore ways to improve academic success by using innovative, research-based instructional strategies. By focusing on the themes of cultural, economic and language differences; unrecognized and undeveloped abilities; the power of resilience; and the importance of effort and motivation, “C.A.R.E.: Strategies for Closing the Achievement Gaps” advances the idea that if educators view these qualities of students as strengths, rather than deficits, they can be successful in closing achievement gaps.

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