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ERIC Number: ED430806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 39
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Influences on Mathematics Learning among African American High School Students.
Thomas, John P.
The major purpose of this study was to determine if the influences of educational productivity factors on achievement and attitudes are the same for African Americans and other ethnic groups. Using Walberg's Educational Productivity Model as a framework, this study estimated the influence of home environment, quality and quantity of instruction, use of out-of-school time, peers, perceptions about the usefulness of mathematics in the future, and school socio-economic status on mathematical achievement and attitude outcomes for students of various ethnic backgrounds. Transcript and survey data representing the factors were collected from 10,001 students who participated in all of the first three waves of the National Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88). Regression analyses indicated that the relationship between educational productivity factors with both mathematics achievement and attitudes were no different for African Americans than for members of other ethnic groups. In addition, the analyses indicated that even though there were differences in mathematics achievement between African Americans and other ethnic groups, they were substantially diminished when differences in productivity factors with respect to ethnicity were controlled. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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