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Despite reports to the contrary, the availability of physics as a course for secondary students is not equitably distributed throughout the U.S.  While some schools provide physics access for all, a more common scenario is limited availability to select students. This is particularly true in urban districts, where this study examined access to and availability of high school physics. New York City's secondary schools were surveyed to determine where physics was offered and how many students were enrolled.  Statistics were performed to compare differences between physics and non-physics schools. Additionally, organizational factors were examined that relate to physics availability, such as the magnet school configuration, the AP Physics and conceptual physics options, and science curricular sequence.  Overall, it was determined that physics availability is limited in NYC schools, a serious inequity that disproportionately affects students of color and poor children. Strategies for improving access and enrollment will be discussed.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 30-33
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Education - Basic Research
- Sample Population
= Background: Low Socioeconomic Status
= Setting: Urban
- Societal Issues
= Race Issues
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DOI:
10.1063/1.3021265
PACS:
01.30.1a 01.40.Fk 01.30.Cc 01.40.gb 01.50.H- 01.50.F- 01.40.J-
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Conference proceedings, PERC 2008, Physics education research, Secondary schools, educational aids, educational courses, educational technology, engineering education, research and development management, teacher training
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A. Kelly, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7961&DocID=692).
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A. Kelly, Inequities in Physics Access and Enrollment in Urban High Schools presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7961&DocID=692>.
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Kelly, A. (2008, July 23-24). Inequities in Physics Access and Enrollment in Urban High Schools. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved September 2, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7961&DocID=692
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Kelly, Angela. "Inequities in Physics Access and Enrollment in Urban High Schools." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7961&DocID=692 (accessed 2 September 2014).
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Kelly, Angela. "Inequities in Physics Access and Enrollment in Urban High Schools." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 30-33 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7961&DocID=692>.
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