Literature Per Theme

Theme I - Motivation and Learning Environments

  • Bowles, S. & Gintis, H. (1976). Schooling in capitalist America: Educational reform and the contradictions of economic life. New York: Basic Books. (Read pp. 125-133)
  • Carter, P. (2003). "Black'' Cultural Capital, Status Positioning, and Schooling Conflicts for Low-Income African American Youth. Social Problems, 50(1), 136-155. Retrieved May 21, 2009, from Caliber Web site
  • Metz, M. H. (1990). How social class differences shape teachers' work. In M. W. McLaughlin, J. E. Talbert, & N. Bascia (Eds.), The contexts of teaching in secondary schools: Teachers' realities (Chap. 3, pp. 40-107). New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Omi, M. & Winant, H. (2004). On the theoretical status of the concept of race. In G. Ladson-Billings & D. Gillborn (Ed.), The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Multicultural Education (pp. 7-15). New York: RoutledgeFalmer. Preview this article at the Google Book Search Web site

Theme III - STEM Student Learning

  • Black, P., & Wiliam, D. (1998, October). Inside the black box: Raising Standards through classroom assessment. Phi Delta Kappan, 80(2). Retrieved May 21, 2009, from PDK International Web site
  • Pianta, R., & Hamre, B. (2009). Conceptualization, measurement, and improvement of classroom processes: Standardized observation can leverage capacity. Educational Researcher, 38(2), 109-119. Retrieved May 21, 2009, fromĀ Sage Publications Web site (PDF)
  • Stiggins, R. (1999). Evaluating Classroom assessment training in teacher education programs. Portland, OR: Educational Testing Systems Assessment Training Institute.
  • Stiggins, R. (2008). Assessment manifesto: A call for the development of balanced assessment systems. Portland, OR: Educational Testing Systems Assessment Training Institute.
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