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Joanne W. Golann

Vanderbilt University

Joanne W. Golann is an assistant professor of public policy and education in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. As a sociologist, she approaches the study of education through a cultural lens. She uses ethnographic and interview methods to understand how schools and families transmit skills, behaviors, and habits to children. She is working on a book on no-excuses schools.