ERIC Number: ED327392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
The Decline of Blacks in Mathematics: Implications for Elementary, Secondary, and Higher Education.
Rancifer, Jesse L.; Pinchback, Carolyn
The decline of blacks in mathematics is a disjuncture in education that is not easily understood. It is an issue that has been discussed and researched for decades. The purpose of this literature review was to review findings that contribute to the decline of blacks in mathematics and to explore some of the implications of this decline for elementary, secondary, and higher education. This review covers five areas: (1) achievement; (2) role models; (3) attitudes; (4) socioeconomic status; and (5) teaching methods, including field dependent and field independent methods. Lists of implications for elementary, secondary, and higher education are provided. A list of 24 references is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, College Mathematics, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Dependence Independence, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Minority Groups, Role Models, Secondary School Mathematics, Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 13-16, 1990).