ERIC Number: ED441059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Cultural Factors in School Relevant Cognitive Functioning: Description of Home Environmental Factors, Cultural Orientations, and Learning Preferences. Report No. 43.
Boykin, A. Wade; Bailey, Caryn T.
This report examines certain home cultural factors, cultural orientations, and learning preferences of African American school children from low-income backgrounds in order to document the relationship of prior cultural socialization experiences to enhanced cognitive, performance, and motivational outcomes. A conceptual basis is suggested for the ways certain Afro-American cultural themes (Movement, Communalism, and Verve) are transmitted and acquired in low-income African American children's proximal experiences outside of school and the consequences of such acquisitions on the children's orientation and preferences for learning. Subjects were 18 second graders, 40 third graders, and 40 fifth graders for the studies of communalism and movement, and 25 third graders and 40 fifth graders for the study of students' verve. The report documents the cultural integrity residing in the experiences of African American children from low-income backgrounds and offers ways to build on these assets proactively to enhance school achievement. (Contains 12 tables and 29 references.) (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Black Students, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Motion, Performance Factors
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk, Baltimore, MD.