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Wang, Margaret C.

Works: 165 works in 375 publications in 2 languages and 12,445 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: LC3965, 371.90973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margaret C Wang
Handbook of special education : research and practice( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of special and remedial education : research and practice( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational resilience in inner-city America : challenges and prospects by Margaret C Wang( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resilience in individual development : successful adaptation despite risk and adversity / Ann S. Masten / - Variations in the experience of resilience / Edmund W. Gordon / - Educational resilience in inner cities / Margaret C. Wang / - Understanding resilient students : the use of national longitudinal databases / Samuel S. Peng / - The Americanization of resilience : Deconstructing research practice / Leo C. Rigsby / - On resilience : questions of validity / David W. Bartelt / Resilience as a dispositional quality : some methodological points / Joan McCord / - Risk and resilience : contextual influences on the development of african-american adolescents / Ronald D. Taylor / - Special education as a resilience-related venture / Maynard C. Reynolds / - Effectiveness and efficiency in inner-city public schools : charting school resilience / Lascelles Anderson / - Understanding resilience : implications for inner-city schools and their near and far communities / H. Jerome Freiberg / - Con
Teacher and student perceptions : implications for learning( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptive education strategies : building on diversity by Margaret C Wang( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in Spanish and English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special education : research and practice : synthesis of findings( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School-community connections : exploring issues for research and practice by Leo C Rigsby( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapting instruction to individual differences( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resilience across contexts : family, work, culture, and community by Ronald D Taylor( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A number of societal risks pose serious challenges to families' well-being, many of which cut across divisions of class and race. These challenges include: changes in the labor market and economy; the increasing participation of mothers in the labor force; the changing nature of family structure and the composition of households; and the increase in the number of immigrant families. Key institutions in the lives of families, including places of employment and schools, can play a significant role in fostering families' capacity to adapt to the potential challenges they face. Resilience Across Contexts: Family, Work, Culture, and Community presents papers--written by leading scholars in varied disciplines including economics, developmental and educational psychology, education, and sociology--discussing factors that influence resilience development. The authors' research focuses on emerging issues that have significant implications for policy and practice in such areas as employment and new technologies; maternal employment and family development; family structure and family life; immigration, migration, acculturation, and education of children and youth; and social and human services delivery. The book's overall goal is to take stock of what is known from research and practice on some of the challenges facing children and families for policy development and improvement of practices
Social and emotional adjustment and family relations in ethnic minority families by Ronald D Taylor( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking its departure from a conference hosted by the National Center on Education in the Inner City (Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), this collection considers developing a research base for preventive and intervention-oriented efforts to foster resilience and educational success for minority students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Emphasized in these selections are the influences that mediate the negative impact of the environments of disadvantaged youth. The following chapters are included: (1) "Introduction: The Resilience Phenomenon in Ethnic Minority Adolescent Development" (Edmund W. Gordon); (2) "The Impact of Poverty and Low Socioeconomic Status on the Socioemotional Functioning of African-American Children and Adolescents: Mediating Effects" (Vonnie C. McLoyd); (3) "The Effects of Economic and Social Stressors on Parenting and Adolescent Adjustment in African-American Families" (Ronald D. Taylor); (4) "Why Are People Poor? Social Conditions and Adolescents' Interpretations of the Social Contract" (Constance A. Flanagan, Patreese Ingram, Erika M. Gallay, and Erin E. Gallay); (5) "The American Indian Child: Victims of the Culture of Poverty or Cultural Discontinuity?" (Ardy Sixkiller Clarke); (6) "Parents and Peers in the Lives of African-American Adolescents: An Interactive Approach to the Study of Problem Behavior" (Craig A. Mason, Ana Marie Cauce, and Nancy Gonzales); (7) "Educational and Occupational Aspirations and Expectations among Parents of Middle School Students of Mexican Descent: Family Resources for Academic Development and Mathematics Learning" (Ronald W. Henderson); (8) "Attitudes toward Sexuality and Sexual Behaviors of Asian-American Adolescents: Implications for Risk of hiv Infection" (Connie Chan); (9) "African-American Adolescents and Academic Achievement: Family and Peer Influences" (Melvin N. Wilson, Deanna Y. Cooke, and Edith G. Arrington); (10) "Racial and Economic Segregation and Educational Outcomes: One Tale, Two Cities" (William L. Yancey and Salvatore J. Saporito); (11) "Developmental Considerations of Gender-Linked Attributes during Adolescence" (Dena Phillips Swanson and Margaret Beale Spencer); and (12) "Determinants of Student Educational Expectations and Achievement: Race/Ethnicity and Gender Differences" (Leo C. Rigsby, Judith C. Stull, and Nancy Morse-Kelley). Each chapter contains references. (Contains 7 figures and 28 tables.) (Sld)
Making a difference for students at risk : trends and alternatives by Margaret C Wang( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers in this collection were commissioned for a conference entitled, "Making a Difference for Students at Risk," to serve as springboards for discussion. Discussions and recommendations from conferees were incorporated into the versions presented in this volume. The two topics that dominated discussion at the conference were: basic forces that affect development and schooling of at-risk children and adolescents, and innovative initiatives that apply research and practical knowledge. Papers are: (1) "Introduction: Inner-City Students at the Margins" (Margaret C. Wang, Maynard C. Reynolds, and Herbert J. Walberg); (2) "Twice Victims: The Struggle to Educate Children in Urban Schools and the Reform of Special Education and Chapter 1" (Marleen C. Pugach), commentaries by Kenneth K. Wong and Martin E. Orland; (3) "The Plight of High-Ability Students in Urban Schools" (Joseph S. Renzulli, Sally M. Reis, Thomas P. Hebert, and Eva I. Diaz) with commentaries by Barbara L. McCombs and Brenda Lilienthal Welburn; (4) "Street Academies and In-School Alternatives to Suspension" (Antoine M. Garibaldi), commentaries by Harriet Arvey and Edmund W. Gordon); (5) "Alternatives and Marginal Students" (Mary Anne Raywid), commentaries by Ann Masten and Pauline Brooks; (6) "The Impact of Linguistic and Cultural Diversity on America's Schools: a Need for New Policy" (Eugene E. Garcia), commentaries by Richard Ruiz and Kris D. Gutierrez; and (7) "Epilogue: a Summary of Recommendations" (Maynard C. Reynolds, Margaret C. Wang, and Herbert J. Walberg). Appendixes list participants and give the conference agenda. Each paper contains references. (Sld)
School choice or best systems : what improves education? by Margaret C Wang( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses the question of who should rule the schools--parents or educators? It presents an overview of research and practical applications of innovative--even radical--school reforms being implemented across the United States. The book is comprised of 10 chapters: (1) "Understanding Market-Based School Reform" (Herbert J. Walberg and Joseph L. Bast); (2) "Chartered Governance of Urban Public Schools" (Bruno V. Manno); (3) "Private Vouchers: Politics and Evidence" (Terry M. Moe); (4) "School Choice Experiments in Urban Education"; (5) "Integrated Governance in Chicago and Birmingham (uk)" (Kenneth K. Wong); (6) "Turning Around Low-Performing Schools: The Case of the Washington, dc Schools" (Margaret C. Wang and JoAnn Manning); (7) "Redefining Success: The San Antonio Case" (Diana Lam); (8) "Strategies for Reforming Houston Schools" (Rod Paige and Susan Sclafani); (9) "Incentive Effects New York's Minimum Competency Exams" (John H. Bishop and Ferran Mane); and (10) "Contracted Solutions to Urban Education Problems" (James W. Guthrie). An epilogue by Margaret C. Wang and Herbert J. Walberg concludes the book. (Rt)
Building educational resilience by Margaret C Wang( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early childhood programs for a new century by Arthur J Reynolds( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investments in children during the early years of life are regarded as one of the most effective ways to promote children's learning. This book synthesizes the research base and state of practice of early childhood learning and answers such questions as: What programs are most effective, and who benefits most from them? What are the key components of effective programs and services? What are the implications of the knowledge base for program development, modification, and expansion? How can the best or most promising practices be disseminated and widely used, especially for children at risk? Part 1 of this volume covers the child's first five years, including Head Start, child care, and model programs. Part ii covers kindergarten and early school-age years, including school readiness, grade retention, and extended interventions. Part iii examines broader implications of the knowledge base for program development and policy formation. The articles are as follows: (1) "The Federal Commitment to Preschool Education: Lessons from and for Head Start" (Edward Zigler and Sally J. Styfco); (2) "Understanding Efficacy of Early Educational Programs: Critical Design, Practice, and Policy Issues" (Sharon Landsman Ramey and Craig T. Ramey); (3) "Universal Access to Prekindergarten: a Georgia Case Study" (Anthony Raden); (4) "Child Care Quality and Children's Success at School" (Deborah Lowe Vandell and Kim M. Pierce); (5) "Kindergarten in the 21st Century" (Elizabeth M. Graue); (6) "The Added Value of Continuing Early Intervention into the Primary Grades" (Arthur J. Reynolds); (7) "Grade Retention, Social Promotion, and 'Third Way' Alternatives" (Karl L. Alexander, Doris R. Entwisle, and Nader Kabbani); (8) "The Three Types of Early Childhood Programs in the United States" (Lawrence J. Schweinhart); (9) "The Science and Policies of Early Childhood Education and Family Services" (Robert B. McCall, Lana Larsen, and Angela Ingram); (10) "Lessons from Europe: European Preschools Revisited in a Global Age" (Sarane Spence Boocock); and (11) "Understanding the Promise of Universal Preschool" (Darcy A. Olson). An epilogue discusses common themes and next-step recommendations. Each article contains references. (Hth)
Preventing youth problems by Anthony Biglan( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title provides some of the information needed to prevent five of the most common, costly, and dangerous problems of adolescence: anti-social behaviour, tobacco use, alcohol and drug abuse and sexual behaviour that risks disease and unwanted pregnancy
Can unlike students learn together? : grade retention, tracking, and grouping( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time, this book brings together three controversial topics: homogeneous grouping of students within classrooms by ability or achievement criteria, tracking of students into courses of study by the same criteria, and retention of students in their present grade so that they repeat a year's work instead of being promoted. The editors solicited syntheses of research on these topics from outstanding scholars with a variety of views. Initial versions of the chapters were discussed at a national invitational conference sponsored by the Laboratory for Student Success, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory, at Temple University Center for Research in Human Development and Education (CRHDE) through a contract with the former Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), now the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. At the conference, the chapter authors benefited from discussions with one another, other scholars, policymakers, educators, and parents. Their recommendations are reported in the last chapter
Improving educational productivity by Herbert J Walberg( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking policy for at-risk students by Kenneth K Wong( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the school-age population in the United States becomes increasingly culturally diverse and economically heterogeneous, public schools are confronted with issues of program specialization and social integration. Programs designed for students with special needs often take the form of discrete instructional structures. One consequence of targeted or categorical services is organizational fragmentation in school administration and classroom instruction. This book examines issues of program integration and fragmentation in the implementation of major categorical programs. Following the preface, section 1 contains two chapters on the development of categorical programs: (1) "a Brief History of Categorical School Programs, 1945-1993" (Maynard C. Reynolds), and (2) "The Changing Politics of Federal Educational Policy and Resource Allocation" (Kenneth K. Wong). Section 2 contains five chapters on program implementation and classroom effectiveness: (3) "Educational Experiences and Needs of Middle School Students in Poverty" (Samuel S. Peng and Ralph M. Lee); (4) "Program Design and Assessment Strategies in Chapter 1" (Thomas Timer); (5) "Compensatory Education in South Carolina: Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future" (Lorin W. Anderson and Leonard O. Pellicer); (6) "Programs for Children with Limited English Proficiency: An Assessment of Present Practices" (Aquiles Iglesias); and (7) "What Works and What Doesn't Work: The Case for an Inclusive System" (Margaret C. Wang, Maynard C. Reynolds, and Herbert J. Walberg). The third section explores the future of categorical programs. Chapters are: (8) "From the Pickett Fence to the Chain Link Fence: National Goals and Federal Aid to the Disadvantaged" (Martin E. Orland); (9) "School-Linked Services and Chapter 1: a New Approach to Improving Outcomes for Children" (Michael W. Kirst, Julia E. Koppich, and Carolyn Kelley); and (10) "Looking Ahead: Integrating Urban Policies to Meet Educational Demands" (Lisbeth B. Schorr). One figure and 21 tables are included. Each chapter contains references. (Lmi)
Improving results for children and families : linking collaborative services with school reform efforts( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Efficiency, accountability, and equity issues in Title 1 schoolwide program implementation( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Handbook of special education : research and practice
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Wang, M. C.

English (141)

Spanish (7)

Handbook of special and remedial education : research and practiceResilience across contexts : family, work, culture, and communitySocial and emotional adjustment and family relations in ethnic minority familiesMaking a difference for students at risk : trends and alternativesSchool choice or best systems : what improves education?Early childhood programs for a new centuryPreventing youth problemsCan unlike students learn together? : grade retention, tracking, and grouping