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ERIC Number: ED282357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-87652-111-1
ISSN: N/A
Raising Achievement among Minority Students. A Selected Summary of Successful Research and Instructional Programs.
Webb, Loretta C., Comp.
This document summarizes 9 successful research projects, 14 local instructional programs, 3 national programs, and 3 private school programs concerning the increase in achievement of minority students. The results of the most effective research projects indicate that differences in leadership affect scholastic achievement; nonacademic black students are more affected by the academic standards of classes than by contact with white students; generative transformational grammar allows students to decipher messages; incorporating black heritage into the instruction of American history improves the performance of black students in segregated schools; lastly, computer-assisted instruction (CAI) improves the language arts, reading, and math skills of Spanish-speaking students. The local instructional programs were generally very successful, whereas the success of the national or federal programs was limited. For instance, Head Start provides only short-term achievement gains. An example of an effective private school program is that offered at the Lower East Side International Community School (New York), whose urban black fifth-grade students gained 3 years and 3 months in reading over a 1-year period. Included are a table of contents and a list of references. (RG)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA. Office of Minority Affairs.