Darling-Hammond, Linda, "Inequality and Access to Knowledge," pp. 465-483 in James Banks and Cherry A. Banks, eds., The Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education. New York: Macmillan, 1995.*


Reviews several factors related to decisions on curriculum differentiation and inequality of access to knowledge including funding inequality, unequal teaching quality, and rationing and tracking of the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Research Synthesis

Narrow Topic

Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Differentiation, Ideology and School Knowledge


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