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

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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 (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555424824
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/5/1992
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Education Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Promoting Participation in Mathematics and Science
1. Identifying Barriers to Female and Minority Participation
2. Breaking the Barriers: The Critical Middle School Years
Part Two: Effective Intervention Strategies
3. Changing Student Attitudes Toward Mathematics and Science
4. Improving Academic Performance
Part Three: Intervention Models
5. Conceptualizing Programs: A Systems Approach
6. Determining Program Outcomes
Part Four: Guidelines for Successful Implementation
7. Planning and Developing Programs
8. Funding, Managing, and Evaluating Programs
9. Disseminating and Institutionalizing Programs
AppAndixes: A. Case Studies: Ten Effective Programs B. Resources:List of Programs and Materials C. Research on Inequities inMathematics and Science

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