Breaking the Barriers: Helping Female and Minority Students Succeed in Mathematics and Science / Edition 1

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Overview

Breaking the Barriers shows how increased career awareness and exposure to mentors and role models can help students see science and math-related careers as desirable and viable options. It explains how test preparation, activity-based instruction, cooperative learning, and tutoring can help to improve academic outcomes.

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Takes a comprehensive look at interventions, particularly those in grades four through eight, that encourage and support the interest of females and minorities in mathematics and science. Provides critical information on ten successful intervention programs--including MESA, Project SEED, and Operation SMART--and offers practitioners specific guidance for developing, funding, and implementing similar programs in their own schools. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555424824
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/5/1992
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Education Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,184,809
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Authors
Pt. 1 Promoting Participation in Mathematics and Science 1
1 Identifying Barriers to Female and Minority Participation 3
2 Breaking the Barriers: The Critical Middle School Years 15
Pt. 2 Effective Intervention Strategies 29
3 Changing Student Attitudes Toward Mathematics and Science 31
4 Improving Academic Performance 62
Pt. 3 Intervention Models 91
5 Conceptualizing Programs: A Systems Approach 93
6 Determining Program Outcomes 117
Pt. 4 Guidelines for Successful Implementation 131
7 Planning and Developing Programs 133
8 Funding, Managing, and Evaluating Programs 152
9 Disseminating and Institutionalizing Programs 164
Appendix A: Case Studies: Ten Effective Programs 173
Appendix B: Resources: List of Programs and Materials 279
Appendix C: Research on Inequities in Mathematics and Science 291
References 297
Index 319
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