Bruce J. Biddle is Professor of Psychology and Sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. A graduate of Antioch College, he spent a year studying sociology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and then completed his Ph.D. (social psychology) at the University of Michigan. His research focuses largely on role theory, the role of the teacher, classroom interaction, adolescent decision making, the utilization of research knowledge in education, and the recent attack on public education in America.
1. Poverty, Ethnicity and Achievement in American Schools: Bruce J. Biddle; 2. First Person Plural: Education as Public Property: Peter W. Cookson Jr; 3. Poverty, Welfare Reform, and Children's Achievement: Greg J. Duncan and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn; 4. Linking Bordieu's Concept of Capital to the Broader Field: The Case of Family-School Relationships: Annette Lareau; 5. Defensive Network Orientations as Internalized Oppression: How Schools Mediate the Influence of Social Class on Adolescent Development: Ricardo D. Stanton-Salazar: 6. Family Disadvantage, The Self, and Academic Achievement: David DuBois; 7. Policy, Poverty and Capable Teaching: Assumptions and Issues in Policy Design: Michael S. Knapp; 8. Social Class, Poverty and Schooling: Social Contexts, Educational Practices and Policy Options: Peter M. Hall