Schools and Inequality: A Multilevel Analysis of Coleman's Equality of Educational Opportunity Data

  title={Schools and Inequality: A Multilevel Analysis of Coleman's Equality of Educational Opportunity Data},
  author={Geoffrey D. Borman and Maritza N. Dowling},
  journal={Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education},
  pages={1201 - 1246}
Background/Context The Equality of Educational Opportunity study is widely recognized as one of the most important studies on schooling ever performed. The findings from the report have shaped the field of education, national education policies, and wider public and scholarly opinion regarding the contributions of schools and schooling to equality and productivity in the United States. Despite past reanalyses of the data and decades of research on the effects of schools as organizations, the… 

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