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Wang, Margaret C.

Works: 174 works in 492 publications in 3 languages and 12,761 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margaret C Wang
Resilience across contexts : family, work, culture, and community by Ronald D Taylor( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noting that much is known from research and practice regarding what works to promote resilience of children and families in a variety of high-risk life situations, this book considers the impact of culture, economy, employment, poverty, family structure, and social policy on parenting, child development, education, and the life success of youth. The chapters are: (1) "The Well-Being of Children in a Changing Economy: Time for a New Social Contract in America" (Leslie S. Gallay and Constance A. Flanagan); (2) "Stressful Experiences and the Psychological Functioning of African-American and Puerto Rican Families and Adolescents" (Ronald D. Taylor and others); (3) "The Economic and Psychological Dynamics of Nonresident Paternal Involvement" (Paul Florsheim); (4) "Another Look at the Elephant: Child Care in the Nineties" (Deborah Lowe Vandell, Kim Dadisman, and Kathleen Gallagher); (5) "Maternal Employment Influences on Early Adolescent Development: a Contextual View" (Jacqueline V. Lerner and E. Ree Noh); (6) "Maternal Employment: Effects of Social Context" (Lois Wladis Hoffman); (7) "The Impact of Divorce on Adjustment during Adolescence" (Christy M. Buchanan); (8) "The Myths and Realities of African-American Fatherhood" (Edmund W. Gordon); (9) "Make Room for Daddy ii: The Positive Effects of Fathers' Role in Adolescent Development" (Marc A. Zimmerman, Deborah A. Salem, and Paul C. Notaro); (10) "Profiles in Resilience: Educational Achievement and Ambition among Children of Immigrants in Southern California" (Ruben G. Rumbaut); (11) "Agency and School Performance among Urban Latino Youth" (Leslie Reese, Kendall Kroesen, and Ronald Gallimore); and (12) "Cultural Explanations for the Role of Parenting in the School Success of Asian-American Children" (Ruth K. Chao). Each chapter contains references. (Kb)
Efficiency, accountability, and equity issues in Title 1 schoolwide program implementation( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School choice or best systems : what improves education? by Margaret C Wang( )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,063 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)
Handbook of special education : research and practice by Margaret C Wang( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.1. Learner characteristics and adaptive education
Handbook of special and remedial education : research and practice( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 534 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 held by 520 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 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in Spanish and English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 367 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)
School-community connections : exploring issues for research and practice by Leo C Rigsby( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 335 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)
Adapting instruction to individual differences( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving educational productivity( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preventing youth problems by Anthony Biglan( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 300 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
Building educational resilience by Margaret C Wang( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 247 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 231 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)
Can unlike students learn together? : grade retention, tracking, and grouping( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 189 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 results for children and families : linking collaborative services with school reform efforts( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communities across the country are engaged in collaborative efforts to help young people learn and develop other important skills and competencies they need to succeed, now and throughout life. Many of the efforts are centered on schools. Linking the coordination and integration of community services to schools stands to benefit young people in several ways. By offering a wide variety of school-linked services and supports to children and their families, communities can help overcome non-academic barriers to learning. Services and supports offered at or near schools can also provide new avenues for parent participation in children's learning and in the life of the school
Rethinking policy for at-risk students by Kenneth K Wong( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 122 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)
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Resilience across contexts : family, work, culture, and community
Efficiency, accountability, and equity issues in Title 1 schoolwide program implementationSchool choice or best systems : what improves education?Handbook of special education : research and practiceHandbook of special and remedial education : research and practiceSocial and emotional adjustment and family relations in ethnic minority familiesMaking a difference for students at risk : trends and alternativesImproving educational productivityPreventing youth problems
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Wang, M. C.

English (174)

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German (1)