ERIC Number: ED260945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
A Review of the Literature on Blacks and Mathematics. Information Bulletin No. 1, 1985.
Reyes, Laurie Hart; Stanic, George M. A.
This information bulletin reviews the research literature on blacks and mathematics. The amount of research that focuses specifically on race differences in mathematics in an attempt to explain and lessen those differences is small. Research of the past ten years indicates that black students, when compared to white students, take fewer mathematics courses and achieve at a significantly lower level, although the differences are growing smaller. Some factors which may explain why these differences exist are presented, with the focus on race, gender, and social class. A model relating these factors is presented and described. The review of the literature concerns societal influences, teacher attitudes, school mathematics curricula, student attitudes and student achievement-related behaviors, classroom processes, and student achievement. Following the concluding summary, in which directions for future research are also noted, an extensive list of references is included. (MNS)
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black Students, Educational Research, Literature Reviews, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Minority Groups, Models, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
SMEAC Information Reference Center, The Ohio State Univ., 1200 Chambers Rd., 3rd Floor, Columbus, OH 43212 ($1.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.
Note: For the conference paper on which this is based, see ED 257 643.