Minorities and Girls in School: Effects on Achievement and Performance / Edition 1

Minorities and Girls in School: Effects on Achievement and Performance / Edition 1

by David H. Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761908293

ISBN-13: 9780761908296

Pub. Date: 07/28/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In this book, four psychologists use scientific inquiry to understand what helps and what hinders the academic and life performance of minority students and girls in the United States, asking questions such as: What has desegregation accomplished? Can performance at school be enhanced by facilitating improvements in parent-child interactions? Why are levels of

Overview

In this book, four psychologists use scientific inquiry to understand what helps and what hinders the academic and life performance of minority students and girls in the United States, asking questions such as: What has desegregation accomplished? Can performance at school be enhanced by facilitating improvements in parent-child interactions? Why are levels of achievement in mathematics and science low for girls and minorities? What stops women and minorities from choosing and completing degrees in science and engineering?

Each chapter communicates a vital area of scientific investigation to politicians and policymakers who are invited to think and act upon these anomalies, which show no sign of diminishing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761908296
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Series:
Leaders in Psychology Series , #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

School Desegregation Forty Years after Brown V Board of Education - Joan Ward Schofield
Looking Forward and Looking Back
Ethnicity, Poverty and Children's Educability - Diane T Slaughter-Defoe
A Developmental Perspective
User Friendly Science and Mathematics - Jacquelynne Eccles
Can It Interest Girls and Minorities in Breaking through the Middle School Wall?
What Stops Women and Minorities from Choosing and Completing Majors in Science and Engineering? - Nancy Betz

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