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Coleman Report

James Samuel Coleman (1926–95), teacher, researcher, and author, received his BA from Purdue University (1949) and PhD from Columbia University (1955). He taught at the University of Chicago (1956–59) and Johns Hopkins University (1959–73). Coleman’s contributions to social science methodology and theory include hundreds of articles and book chapters, as well as nearly 30 books. As a leading voice in the analysis of social change, Coleman’s work had a far-reaching impact on government education policy. In 1996, Coleman and his research team published Equality of Educational Opportunity, a report com missioned by the U.S. Office of Education and in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. One of the most influential conclusions of this report, commonly referred to as the Coleman Report, stated ...

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