the assignment of pupils to homogeneous groups according to intullectual ability or level for intstructional purposes
family unites that differ from the tradiontal image; examples include foster care children, singe parents, central role of grandparents, and gay couples
the movement to eliminate school tracking practices, which often have reacial, ethnic, and class implications
Phillip Jackson's term describing how teachers control classroom interaction
a term used to describe children who go home after school to am empty house; their parents or guardians are ususally working and not home
McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act
the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of homeless children in public schools
a diagram that is constructed to record social interactons, such as white children interact frequently and which isolates
the method of placing students according to their ability level in homogeneous classes or learning experiences. one student is places, it may be very difficult to move up from one track to another. the placements may reflect racism, classim, or sexism.
the unheralded but persistant move of schools away from formal tracking programs.