Skip to Content

The School Achievement of Minority Children

New Perspectives

Edited by Ulric Neisser

Routledge – 1986 – 208 pages

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartHardback: $110.00
    978-0-89859-685-4
    March 31st 1986
    Currently out of stock

Description

Lower school achievement of minority children is usually explained by projecting "deficits" upon the children -- deficits that are attributed to genetic or environmental causes. In contrast with tradition, the contributors to this book demonstrate how group differences in academic accomplishment and test scores are affected by cultural factors and standard educational practices as well.

Reviews

"…a valuable synthesis of on-going research in cognitive development and psychosocial maturation. An essential acquisition for institutions with graduate programs in psychology and education."

CHOICE

Contents

Contents: U. Neisser, New Answers to an Old Question. J.U. Ogbu, The Consequences of the American Caste System. A.W. Boykin, The Triple Quandary and the Schooling of Afro- American Children. R. Edmonds, Characteristics of Effective Schools. A.L. Brown, A.S. Palinscar, L. Purcell, Poor Readers: Teach, Don't Label. R.A. Gougis, The Effects of Prejudice and Stress on the Academic Performance of Black-Americans. R.B. Darlington, Long-Term Effects of Preschool Programs. H.P. Ginsburg, The Myth of the Deprived Child: New Thoughts on Poor Children.

Name: The School Achievement of Minority Children: New Perspectives (eBook)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Ulric Neisser. Lower school achievement of minority children is usually explained by projecting "deficits" upon the children -- deficits that are attributed to genetic or environmental causes. In contrast with tradition, the contributors to this book...
Categories: Multicultural Education, Thinking Skills, Advertising Studies