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Schooling is a box occasionally beset by way of theories-of-the-day and with effortless panaceas that overpromise the measure to which they could alleviate urgent academic difficulties. The two-volume Encyclopedia of academic idea and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that experience stood the try out of time and those who have supplied the old starting place for the simplest of latest academic idea and perform. Drawing jointly a workforce of overseas students, this precious reference examines the worldwide panorama of the entire key theories and the theorists in the back of them and provides them within the context had to comprehend their strengths and weaknesses. as well as interpretations of original theories, this paintings deals essays on state of the art learn and concise, to-the-point definitions of key techniques, principles, colleges, and figures.
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In the aggregate, the United States has seen some convergence over time in school attainment by race and ethnicity. For the population of ages 25 to 29, there have been increases in high school completion and convergence across subgroups over the past two decades. In 1980, 89% of White students completed high school, while only 77% of Blacks and 58% of Hispanics did so. By 2012, the differences in high school attainment had been cut in half, with completion rates of 95%, 89%, and 75% for Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics, respectively.

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