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Orfield, Gary

Works: 160 works in 358 publications in 2 languages and 16,685 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Other
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Most widely held works about Gary Orfield
Most widely held works by Gary Orfield
Expanding opportunity in higher education : leveraging promise by Patricia C Gandara( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational delusions? : why choice can deepen inequality and how to make schools fair by Gary Orfield( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first major battle over school choice came out of struggles over equalizing and integrating schools in the civil rights era, when it became apparent that choice could be either a serious barrier or a significant tool for reaching these goals. The second large and continuing movement for choice was part of the very different anti-government, individualistic, market-based movement of a more conservative period in which many of the lessons of that earlier period were forgotten, though choice was once again presented as the answer to racial inequality. This book brings civil rights back into the center of the debate and tries to move from doctrine to empirical research in exploring the many forms of choice and their very different consequences for equity in U.S. schools. Leading researchers conclude that although helping minority children remains a central justification for choice proponents, ignoring the essential civil rights dimensions of choice plans risks compounding rather than remedying racial inequality."--Publisher's description
School resegregation : must the South turn back? by John Charles Boger( )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In thirteen essays, leading thinkers in the field of race and public education present not only the latest data and statistics on the trend toward resegregation but also the legal and policy analysis of why these trends are accelerating, how they are harmful, and what can be done to counter them. What's at stake is the quality of education available to both white and nonwhite students, they argue. This volume will help educators, policy makers, and concerned citizens begin a much-needed dialogue about how America can best educate its increasingly multiethnic student population in the twenty-first century
Twenty-first century color lines : multiracial change in contemporary America by Andrew Grant-Thomas( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is about the future of integration and inclusion in a multiracial America where aspirations of equal opportunity are at war with endemic civil rights fatigue ... an honest and rigorous inventory of the state of racial inequality in this country represents the essential first step toward reinvigorating a new civil rights movement--one aimed at both completing the agenda set forth in the 1960s and at identifying a new set of priorities brought on by the changing nature of our increasingly multiracial society. Its success will depend on whether the foot soldiers in the new movement--lawyers, elected officials, journalists, academics, business leaders, artists, educators, and everyone else--are armed with the information, data, and understanding they need to make their case compellingly and effectively
Dismantling desegregation : the quiet reversal of Brown v. Board of Education by Gary Orfield( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time since 1954, school segregation is actually increasing for African American students. In several rarely discussed decisions, including one as recent as June 1995, the Supreme Court has opened the door for wide-scale abandonment of desegregation plans. This "quiet reversal" of Brown v. Board of Education, now brought boldly into the open by Orfield and Eaton, has threatened to dismantle desegregation. With stinging profiles of school districts nationwide that have turned their back on the promise of Brown, they analyze this devastating trend, offering evidence and solutions guaranteed to stimulate national debate about the state of our schools today. Profiles of school districts across the country highlight the kind of in-school discrimination and residential segregation issues that most communities have refused to address
Must we bus? : segregated schools and national policy by Gary Orfield( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the busing issue is subjected to systematic investigation and analysis. Materials are drawn together from many disciplines, from a wide variety of school systems, and from courts, the Congress, and Federal and State administrative agencies. The constitutional requirements for desegregation are reviewed and the court's role in carrying out these requirements is described. Considering data from the nation's 5 largest cities, trends in urban desegregation and public opinion are analyzed, and special problems of minority groups other than blacks are discussed. Fair housing is examined as an alternative to busing. The problems and politics of government and private enforcement, the efforts of Congress to restrict busing, and the reversal of policy in the Federal executive branch are discussed. It is concluded that there is no practical alternative to busing for carrying out desegregation. Busing is seen as a feasible and relatively inexpensive technique that works best when implemented as part of a metropolitan desegregation plan. Options for Federal administrators and Congress for formulating successful integration policy are mentioned. (Author/AM)
The reconstruction of Southern education; the schools and the 1964 Civil rights act by Gary Orfield( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the history of the segregation issue from before the Civil War through the Johnson administration, the struggle between the Federal and State governments over the 1954 Supreme Court ruling to abolish segregated education, the emergence of civil rights as a national issue, and the passing of civil rights legislation under the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. The evolution of guidelines for implementing Federal law, and the problems of administering a social revolution are analyzed, with separate chapters on the failure of desegregation in Chicago and Virginia. Congressional approval of moderate school guidelines, which included the "freedom of choice" option, delimiting the enforcing powers of the Office of Education, and anti-riot legislation turned the tide against implementing a nation-wide educational desegregation policy. A large part of this failure is attributed to the structure of the American governmental system (which must yield to strong local power bases) and the seniority of Southern congressmen determined to safeguard a caste system. (Kg)
Dropouts in America : confronting the graduation rate crisis( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congressional power : Congress and social change by Gary Orfield( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The closing door : conservative policy and black opportunity by Gary Orfield( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the consequences of conservative policy for black opportunity by identifying the economic and social costs of the long-term conservative experiment. The book grew out of a large project studying the changing patterns of opportunities for white and minority youths growing up in five of the nation's urban communities, but primarily focusing on data from Atlanta (Georgia), a city with a booming economy, strong black elected leadership, and many highly educated blacks. The study's findings indicate that the following are true: (1) serious racial barriers remain; (2) the market cannot itself solve the social economic and educational problems of urban America; (3) opportunities were greater for the poor in the less conservative 1970s; (4) black control of government and education cannot solve these problems; (5) blacks must have access to opportunities in suburban areas; and (6) residential segregation has profound impacts. The following are the titles of the eight chapters: (1) "Opportunity in Metropolitan Atlanta: Going Backward in the 1980s"; (2) "Shattered Dreams"; (3) "Metropolitan Atlanta: Economic Boom and Growing Inequality"; (4) "Housing and Opportunity"; (5) "High Schools"; (6) "Declining Black Access to College"; (7) "Job Training"; and (8) "The Lessons of Atlanta: An Agenda for Urban Racial Equality in the 1990s". Included are 194 references. (Jb)
Racial inequity in special education by Daniel J Losen( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of papers discusses issues related to the overidentification of minority students in special education. After a "Foreword" (Senator James M. Jeffords) and an introduction, "Racial Inequality in Special Education" (Daniel J. Losen and Gary Orfield), 11 chapters include: (1) "Community and School Predictors of Overrepresentation of Minority Children in Special Education" (Donald P. Oswald, Martha J. Coutinho, and Al M. Best); (2) "Racial Disparities in the Identification, Funding, and Provision of Special Education"(Thomas Parrish); (3) "Double Jeopardy: An Exploration of Restrictiveness and Race in Special Education" (Edward Garcia Fierros and James W. Conroy); (4) "Of Rocks and Soft Places: Using Qualitative Methods to Investigate Disproportionality" (Beth Harry, Janette K. Klingner, Keith M. Sturges, and Robert F. Moore); (5) "Schools Make a Difference: The Overrepresentation of African American Youth in Special Education and the Juvenile Justice System" (David Osher, Darren Woodruff, and Anthony E. Sims); (6) "English-Language Learner Representation in Special Education in California Urban School Districts" (Alfredo J. Artiles, Robert Rueda, Jesus Jose Salazar, and Ignacio Higareda); (7) "Disability, Race, and High-Stakes Testing of Students" (Jay P. Heubert); (8) "Legal Challenges to Inappropriate and Inadequate Special Education for Minority Children" (David J. Losen and Kevin G. Welner); (9) "Evaluating the Office for Civil Rights' Minority and Special Education Project" (Theresa Glennon); (10) "idea and Disproportionality: Federal Enforcement, Effective Advocacy, and Strategies for Change" (Thomas Hehir); and (11) "Ending Segregation of Chicago's Students with Disabilities: Implications of the Corey H. Lawsuit" (Sharon Weitzman Soltman and Donald R. Moore). (Chapters contain references.) (Sm)
Who chooses? who loses? : culture, institutions, and the unequal effects of school choice by Bruce Fuller( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This valuable work, the newest addition to the Sociology of Education Series, is of great import as a supplemental text in graduate courses in educational policy, administration, applied social research, and foundations, especially sociology of education; and is also of interest to policy makers, educational researchers, other professionals, parents, and those interested in getting to the core of the school choice debate
Diversity challenged : evidence on the impact of affirmative action by Gary Orfield( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Civil Rights Projects, Harvard University."
Higher education and the color line : college access, racial equity, and social change( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Book began at the Color Line Conference held at Harvard University, 2003"--Page ix
Raising standards or raising barriers? : inequality and high-stakes testing in public education( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More and more states require students to pass large-scale tests as a condition of promotion or graduation. What forces have pushed high-stakes testing to the forefront of educational policy? Are such tests the best way to gauge educational attainment? This book examines the economic and educational assumptions underlying the call for high-stakes tests
Lessons in integration : realizing the promise of racial diversity in American schools( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the fruits of a collaboration between the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University and the Southern Poverty Law Center, the essays presented in Lessons in Integration: Realizing the Promise of Racial Diversity in American Schools analyze five decades of experience with desegregation efforts in order to discover the factors accounting for successful educational experiences in an integrated setting. Starting where much political activity and litigation, as well as most previous scholarship, leaves off, this collection addresses the question of what to do - and to avoid doing - once classrooms are integrated, in order to maximize the educational benefits of diversity for students from a wide array of backgrounds." "Lessons in Integration will make a significant contribution to knowledge about how to make integration work, and as such, it will have a positive effect on educational practice while providing much-needed assistance to increasingly beleaguered proponents of integrated public education."--book jacket
Religion, race, and justice in a changing America( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NCLB meets school realities : lessons from the field by Gail L Sunderman( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text details how the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is put into practice
Latino educational opportunity( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State and federal policy has increasingly looked to the community college to educate Latino--the largest minority group in the United State--and other students traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Indeed, Latinos enroll in community colleges at rates higher than those for any other racial or ethnic group. Although research has been done to study the influence of various contributors to Latino opportunity, such as immigration policy, language, and academic opportunity, the profound and confounding influence of these factors remains underexplored. This volume provides and underscores the importance of serious scholarship towards this vital set of institutions and their students -- from publisher
The resegregation of suburban schools : a hidden crisis in American education( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The United States today is a suburban nation that thinks of race as an urban issue, and often assumes that it has been largely solved," write the editors of this book. They show that the locus of racial and ethnic transformation is now clearly suburban and illustrate patterns of demographic change in the suburbs with a series of case studies. The book concludes by considering what kinds of strategies school officials and community leaders can pursue at all levels to improve opportunities for suburban low-income students and students of color, and what ways address the challenges associated with demographic change
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Expanding opportunity in higher education : leveraging promise
School resegregation : must the South turn back?Twenty-first century color lines : multiracial change in contemporary AmericaDismantling desegregation : the quiet reversal of Brown v. Board of EducationDropouts in America : confronting the graduation rate crisisThe closing door : conservative policy and black opportunityRacial inequity in special educationWho chooses? who loses? : culture, institutions, and the unequal effects of school choiceDiversity challenged : evidence on the impact of affirmative action
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غاري أورفيلد

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