Handbook of Research on Social Inequality and Education

Handbook of Research on Social Inequality and Education

Sherrie Wisdom (Lindenwood University, USA), Lynda Leavitt (Lindenwood University, USA) and Cynthia Bice (Miami Dade College, USA)
Release Date: June, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 556
ISBN13: 9781522591085|ISBN10: 1522591087|EISBN13: 9781522591108|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9108-5


In comparing one public school to another, discussions frequently include talk concerning the socioeconomics of a school or district, which then leads to talk about the advantages that one socioeconomic setting has over another. Educators tend to agree that low academic achievement frequently associated with a low socioeconomic status is a characteristic difficult to resolve for a population of school children.

The Handbook of Research on Social Inequality and Education is a critical reference source that provides insights into social influences on school and educational settings. Featuring an array of topics including online learning, social mobility, and teacher preparation, this book is excellent for educational leaders, educational researchers, teachers, academicians, administrators, instructional designers, and teacher preparation programs.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Curriculum Design
  • Higher Education
  • Online Learning
  • School Reform
  • Social Inequalities
  • Social Mobility
  • Socioeconomics
  • Student Achievement
  • Teacher Preparation
  • Virtual Learning

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Sherrie Wisdom is an Associate Professor at Lindenwood University in Missouri, USA, and fills the role of Supervisor of Graduate Research for the School of Education. Her professional education career includes consultation on educational research with doctoral students, experience with k-12 curriculum, teaching secondary mathematics and physics, and teaching college level physics and statistics. She earned an EdD in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University, a MA in Applied Mathematics from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, a MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Mathematics & Physics from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and a Graduate Certificate in Institutional Research from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Her research interests include Critical Thinking in Higher Education, NAIA to NCAA D-II Sports Transition, Global Perspective Characteristics of Lindenwood University Undergraduates, Progression and Persistence Characteristics of Lindenwood University EdD Students, and analysis with large-scale educational databases.

Dr. Lynda Leavitt is a Professor in the Educational Leadership Department at Lindenwood University, where she currently teaches and chairs dissertations. Lynda has an EdD in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University, M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. in International Relations, B.S. in Elementary and Special Education and a B.S. in Political Science.

Currently she serves as the Associate Editor of the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) Journal of Education and currently co-produces the podcasts CapIt!@Lindenwood and WOW! I want to take that class. Dr. Leavitt also serves on the Lindenwood University Research Policy Advisory, sponsors Alpha Chi Honor Society and is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Education. Beyond higher education, Dr. Leavitt’s experience includes general and special education administration, teaching in a k-12 setting and Charter School consulting.

Lynda has received numerous honors. Most notably the Lindenwood University President’s Scholar/Teacher Award and the National Sponsor of the Year Award at the Alpha Chi Honor Society national convention. Lynda presented nationally and internationally on topics related to globalization, study abroad, educational leadership and served as editor of three books: The Handbook of Research on Advancing Critical Thinking in Higher Education, Cultural Awareness and Competency Development in Higher Education with a third publication, Research on Social Inequality and Education.