ERIC Number: ED308066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Attitudes and Achievement-Related Behaviors of Middle School Mathematics Students: Views through Four Lenses.
Hart, Laurie E.; Stanic, Goerge M. A.
Certain groups are underrepresented in mathematics courses and do not achieve to their potential. Black students and female students are among those groups. During middle school years boys begin to outperform girls in mathematics. White students begin to outperform black students even before the middle school years. Previous research has indicated that student attitudes and achievement-related behaviors are important in understanding the causes of differential mathematics achievement. This paper is based on a study of attitudes and achievement-related behaviors of 16 students in a seventh-grade mathematics classroom; the similarities and differences by race and sex. In this paper, discussion is limited to the attitudes of confidence in learning mathematics and achievement-related behavior of persistence in the mathematics classroom. Data gathering procedures are described. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).