ERIC Number: ED234874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-3
Reference Count: N/A
Improving the Performance of Minority Students in College-Level Mathematics.
Treisman, Philip Uri
Innovation Abstracts, v5 n17 Jun 3 1983
The University of California at Berkeley has developed a Mathematics Workshop the purpose of which is to improve serious deficiencies in minority students' mathematics and study skills. Now in its second year, the workshop has five functions: (1) building a community of minority freshmen that is academically-oriented and a source of peer support; (2) providing minority students with an extensive orientation to the university and with ongoing academic advising; (3) advocating the interests of minority students and monitoring their academic progress and adjustment to the environment; (4) providing minority freshmen with ongoing supplementary instruction in order to develop independent learners; and (5) linking high school-level and undergraduate-level affirmative action efforts. The Mathematics Workshop has improved the math grades of minority students and their persistence in both math classes and the general university program. (DC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. National Inst. for Staff and Organizational Development.