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4/21/09 10:25 PM EBSCOhost Page 1 of 3 http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/delivery?vid=27&hid=101&sid=2278bc3b-8b8a-4801-814a-3f40b0852f27%40sessionmgr107 Title: Authors: Source: Document Type: Subject Terms: Abstract: Author Affiliations: Full Text Word Count: ISSN: Accession Number: Database: Back 3 page(s) will be printed. Record: 1 Can the Achievement Gap Be Closed? ASRES, ALEM 1 Diverse: Issues in Higher Education; 10/2/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 17, p45-45, 1p Editorial *EDITORIALS *ACHIEVEMENT gap *DIVERSITY in education *EDUCATION -- Curricula *EDUCATION, Higher NAICS/Industry Codes519110 News Syndicates The author reflects on the achievement gap between Whites and non-Whites. He comments on the purpose and the history of the educational system. The author relates his experiences as a Black man attending a college that was mainly White. He recalls the disappointment he had when his school textbooks didn't have pictures of people from different races in them. He suggests that there will continue to be an achievement gap if textbooks and curricula minimize the contributions of people of color. 1 Director of College Diversity and Affirmative Action, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College 793 15575411 34667123 Academic Search Complete Section: last word Can the Achievement Gap Be Closed? As long as our curricula continue to minimize the contributions of people of color, the achievement gap between Whites and non-Whites will persist. It is said that preparing the youth for good citizenship and for living a productive life is a universally recognized purpose of private and public schools. Therefore, to answer the question, "Can the achievement gap be closed?" we need to examine objectively both the purpose and the
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