ERIC Number: ED407445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Como Promover el Exito de las Ninas y las Minorias en las Ciencias y en las Matematicas. Para Padres/sobre Padres (How To Promote the Science and Mathematics Achievement of Females and Minorities. For Parents/about Parents).
Some minority and female students traditionally have not been given the help they need to enroll and succeed in mathematics and science classes. Now, however, various approaches are available to give these students the extra attention they need. Parents can help children develop an interest in science and mathematics by: (1) identifying role models; (2) stressing the importance of high academic goals and insisting that students not put limits on themselves; (3) encouraging students to interact with teachers and participate actively in class; (4) demonstrating the usefulness of science and mathematics in daily living; (5) urging children to enroll in extracurricular science and mathematics programs; (6) helping children locate question-answering services for homework help; (7) finding tutors and programs to meet the child's needs; and (8) participating in science and mathematics learning activities. Parents should work with the school to make sure children learn advanced science, technology, and mathematics. Schools should be urged to provide this instruction in the children's native language to keep them from losing time as they learn English. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Course Selection (Students), Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Helping Relationship, Mathematics Achievement, Minority Groups, Parent Role, Role Models, Science Education, Student Educational Objectives, Student Interests, Student Participation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.