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ERIC Number: ED365544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 38
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Ethnic Differences in Mathematics Teaching Styles: Chinese-American and Caucasian-American Mother-Father-Daughter Triads.
Huntsinger, Carol S.; Jose, Paul E.
Chinese-American girls perform as well as Chinese-American boys at higher levels of mathematics. Caucasian-American girls perform significantly less well than Caucasian-American boys. This study, designed to examine factors involved in this differential, contrasts 25 first generation Chinese-American mother-father pairs and 27 Caucasian-American mother-father pairs guiding their fifth- and sixth-grade daughters in solving math-related computer problems. Caucasian-American parents used more verbal mediation, displayed more emotion, relied more on questioning, used more encouraging and discouraging comments, and focused on the computer monitor less than did Chinese-American parents. Daughters' mathematics achievement test scores and mathematics grades were negatively related to mothers' verbal partipation for Chinese-Americans and to fathers' verbal participation for Caucasian-Americans. (Contains 20 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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