ERIC Number: ED257643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
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A Review of the Literature on Blacks and Mathematics.
Reyes, Laurie Hart; Stanic, George M. A.
The paper is based on the assumption that race-related differences in mathematics achievement cannot be understood adequately without also considering the factors of social class and gender. A model to explain group differences in mathematics achievement is presented; it serves as a framework for the literature review. The model considers relationships among teacher attitudes, societal influences, school mathematics curricula, classroom processes, student achievement, student attitudes, and student achievement-related behaviors. The discussion cites a number of studies to provide evidence on and explore interpretations of each factor. The conclusion provides a summary of the research, plus a discussion of varying research traditions. An extensive list of references is included. (MNS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
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