WorldCat Identities

Thernstrom, Abigail M. 1936-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 92 publications in 2 languages and 6,612 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos  Television panel discussions  Nonfiction television programs  Abstracts  Filmed lectures 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Abigail M Thernstrom
America in black and white : one nation, indivisible by Stephan Thernstrom( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "American Dilemma," Gunnar Myrdal called the problem of race in his classic 1944 book. More than half a century later, race remains the issue that dwarfs all others - the problem that doesn't get solved and won't go away. But in the decades since Myrdal wrote, much has changed, say the authors of America in Black and White. Progress - too little acknowledged - has been heartening. Pessimists talk of the "permanence of racism," and say that things are as bad as ever. In fact, the authors show, the status of blacks has been transformed in recent decades, and there is no going back. Problems remain, of course. But they will not be solved by traditional civil rights strategies, the authors argue. Affirmative action programs, for instance, do nothing to help the black underclass. Racial preferences cannot rescue the high school dropout who is too unskilled for the modern world of work
No excuses : closing the racial gap in learning by Abigail M Thernstrom( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concerned appraisal of the racial gap in education today cites educational inequalities as a central civil rights issue, highlighting inner-city schools that demonstrate models of educational excellence while suggesting ways that educational problems can be overcome
Beyond the color line : new perspectives on race and ethnicity in America by Abigail M Thernstrom( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of papers includes: "The Demography of Racial and Ethnic Groups" (Stephan Thernstrom); "Immigration and Group Relations" (Reed Ueda); "What Americans Think about Race and Ethnicity" (Everett C. Ladd); "Wresting with Stigma" (Shelby Steele); "Residential Segregation Trends" (William A.V. Clark); "African American Marriage Patterns" (Douglas J. Besharov and Andrew West); "Crime" (James Q. Wilson); "Health and Medical Care" (Sally Satel); "Supporting Black Churches" (John Dilulio, Jr.); "Discriminations, Economics, and Culture" (Thomas Sowell); "Half Full or Half Empty? The Changing Economic Status of African Americans, 1967-1996" (Finis Welch); "Discrimination in Public Contracting" (George R. La Noue); "Desegregation and Resegregation in the Public Schools" (David J. Armor and Christine H. Rossell); "The Racial Gap in Academic Achievement" (Abigail Thernstrom); "Schools that Work for Minority Students" (Clint Bolick); "Preferential Admissions in Higher Education" (Martin Trow); "Racial and Ethnic Classifications in American Law" (Eugene Volokh); "Illusions of Antidiscrimination Law" (Nelson Lund); "Race, Ethnicity, and Politics in American History" (Michael Barone); "The Politics of Racial Preferences" (David Brady); "From Protest to Politics: Still an Issue for Black Leadership" (Tamar Jacoby); "The New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation" (Linda Chavez); "In Defense of Indian Rights" (William J. Lawrence); "The Battle for Color-Blind Public Policy" (C. Robert Zelnick); "One Nation, Indivisible" (Ward Connerly). (Papers contain endontes.) (Sm)
Whose votes count? : affirmative action and minority voting rights by Abigail M Thernstrom( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Twentieth Century Fund study."Includes indexes. Bibliography: p. [257]-302
The Democracy reader : classic and modern speeches, essays, poems, declarations, and documents on freedom and human rights worldwide by Diane Ravitch( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic and modern speeches, essays, poems, declarations, and documents on freedom and human rights worldwide.-Subtitle
Affirmative action : the history of an idea( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the historical roots of affimative action and the current debate over its usefulness. Looks at several different affirmative action programs today, from the Univ. of California, Berkeley, to the City of Chicago. Includes archival footage and features interviews with a wide array of academic scholars
Voting rights--and wrongs : the elusive quest for racially fair elections by Abigail M Thernstrom( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School choice in Massachusetts by Abigail M Thernstrom( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

...Examines the theory and practice of school choice within a school district with a close look at the controlled choice plans that MA cities have adopted; discusses whether market pressures will make for better schools, the issue of interdistrict choice and choice that includes private and parochial options; makes recommendations to expand parental options
Racial preferences in education( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines racial prejudice in higher education in the United States
Racial preference in higher education( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines racial prejudice in the American university system
Voting rights at a crossroads( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America in black and white( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Thernstroms talk about their book, America in black and white, which is a statistical comparison of race relations during the last 50 years and suggests an end of racial preference. Followed by audience questions. At the Center for Equal Opportunity, Washington, D.C., 9/10/97
Black progress by Abigail M Thernstrom( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Race and college admissions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In a formal debate on the role of Affirmative Action programs in college admissions, participants discussed the value of providing some degree of preference in admitting racial minorities
Town meeting on race( Visual )

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

First of three national town hall meetings, all part of President's Bill Clinton initiative on race. During his opening remarks, he outlined a plan to create educational opportunity zones, which would reward school districts for closing down failing schools and getting parents more involved in education. He also took comments from many local residents, including students, business persons and scholars
Abigail Thernstrom, co-author, "No excuses: closing the racial gap in learning"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom discuss their book No excuses: closing the racial gap. They examine the impact of Title I, Head Start, and other educational programs and reforms on minority achievement. They find many of the programs ineffective and propose alternatives such as the No Child Left Behind program, standards-based testing, and charter schools
Demokrasi klasik dan modern by Diane Ravitch( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Indonesian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

School Choice in Massachusetts. Pioneer Paper No. 5, Education in Massachusetts Series by Abigail M Thernstrom( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Attempting to reconcile theory with facts, this booklet explores equity and quality issues involved with parental choice in Massachusetts. Following an overview and summary, chapters 2 and 3 examine the theory and practice of intradistrict public school choice. Chapter 2 examines the controlled choice plans adopted by cities, arguing that racial balance goals strongly limit parental choice. Families who can afford to exercise true choice flee the system, weakening the schools and exacerbating the racial and social segregation dictated by residential plans. Chapter 3 examines whether market pressure will spur school improvement. Although eliminating racial balance controls is a good first step, many parents will remain uninformed and are unlikely to demand academically superior schooling. As chapter 4 suggests, interdistrict choice is desirable, but unlikely to create a competitive market or solve the problem of poor schools. Chapter 5 discusses educational vouchers--choice that includes private and parochial options--and outlines a possible course of action for Massachusetts and other states. Vouchers should be tested with a 5-year demonstration project financed with private funds. The book includes chapter notes and an index. (Mlh)
50 years after brown : why are we still talking about segregation? by Abigail M Thernstrom( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Harvard Professor Abigail Thernstrom, roughly 50 years after the landmark Brown vs Borad of Education Supreme Court decision, talks about persisting problems involving race, education, and law
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.21 for Beyond the ... to 0.99 for Black prog ...)

America in black and white : one nation, indivisible
Covers
No excuses : closing the racial gap in learningBeyond the color line : new perspectives on race and ethnicity in AmericaWhose votes count? : affirmative action and minority voting rightsVoting rights--and wrongs : the elusive quest for racially fair elections
Alternative Names
Abigail Thernstrom American political scientist, writer, academic

Abigail Thernstrom Amerikaans politicologe

Thernstrom, Abigail.

Thernstrom, Abigail 1936-

Languages