Curriculum Differentiation: Interpretive Studies in U.S. by Reba Page, Linda Valli

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Units on speech, vocabulary and mythology. The practice of giving courses a common title and description but different numbers gives the appearance that students are only differentiated through the vertical curriculum. In other words, the catalogue suggests that all ninth graders cover the same topics (parts of speech, verb usage, possessives, sentence patterns, vocabulary) and read the same literature (novels, short stories, poetry, plays, mythology). A reasonable presumption might be that students in lowertracks spend more time on parts of speech, covering a novel, practicing coherent paragraph writing, and so < previous page page_48 If you like this book, buy it!

In addition, they may act at cross purposes within contradictory discourse structures which specify different rules for one's talk and role (Pomerantz 1978). That is, classroom participants may also differ about whether having a disagreement is their appropriate agenda. For example, from the teacher's vantage point, students may appear "out of order" who operate within the disagreement structure and who < previous page page_33 If you like this book, buy it! next page > < previous page page_34 next page > Page 34 therefore will occupy the third, reacting position.

They explain certain features of school life and, more importantly, generate a new concept: the concept of a parallel curriculum. Through a parallel curriculum students in different tracks receive remarkably similar educations even though their academic courses never intersect. 2 In the school I analyze, the main similarity in courses, irrespective of track differentiation, is an emphasis on effort. The importance of making an effort persists across tracks and gives definition to the parallel curriculum.

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