ERIC Number: ED460212
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Publication Date: 2000-Jan
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The Academic Achievement of Minority Students: Perspectives, Practices, and Prescriptions.
Gregory, Sheila T., Ed.
This book presents a collection of papers by educators and researchers who discuss various methods of improving minority student achievement. The 19 chapters highlight the achievement of students from kindergarten through college as follows: (1) "Discrepancies between Aspirations and Preparation of Low SES Elementary Students" (Dianne L. Mark); (2) "Family Involvement: Learning from Secondary Schools in the Texas Borderland" (Michelle Young); (3) "Children's Math Self-Concept and Its Relationship with Mathematics Achievement" (Deniz Senturk, Angela Whipple, Hsiu-Zu Ho, Jules Zimmer, Sou-Yung Chiu, and Chang-Pei Wang); (4) "Hopes Transcend Fears: School Transition in an Urban School Cluster System" (Donna Penn Towns and Hakim M. Rashid); (5) "A Cross-National Study of Children's Perceived Control: Its Dimensionality and Relationship with Achievement" (Hsiu-Zu Ho, Jules Zimmer, Deniz Senturk, Jill Fischer, Ruby Peralta, Sou-Yung Chiu, and Chang-Pei Wong); (6) "The ABC's for Effective Schools: Creating a Nurturing Environment To Enhance Learning" (Reginald L. Green); (7) "Perspectives of African American Parents of High Achieving Students Regarding the Home-School Relationship" (Donna Mahler and Stanley Zehm); (8) "Cultural Differences in Self-Esteem: Ethnic Variations in the Adaptation of Recent Immigrant Asian Adolescents" (Madeline F. Zady and Pedro R. Portes); (9) "Re-Engineering Academic Success through Institutional Support" (Ricardo Stanton-Salazar, Olga A. Vasquez, and Hugh Mehan); (10) "The Persistence of African American College Students: How National Data Inform a Hopwood-Proof Retention Strategy" (Patricia Somers, Margaret Martin Hall, Jim Cofer, and Jim Vander Putten); (11) "Academic Achievement of Latino Immigrants" (Lawrence Saez); (12) "Nurturing the Mind To Improve Learning: Teacher Caring and Student Engagement" (Karen Osterman and Stephanie Freese); (13) "Predictors of Academic Achievement among African American Adolescents" (Teresa Fisher); (14) "Black Students' Academic Performance and Preparation for Higher Education" (Ramona Thomas); (15) "Creative Pedagogy To Enhance the Academic Achievement of Minority Students in Mathematics: Lessons from African American Mathematics Teachers" (Angela H. Brown); (16) "Minority Student Persistence: A Model for Colleges and Universities" (Watson Scott Swail and Dennis Holmes); (17)"Feasible Learning Opportunities for Urban Latino Students in Community Colleges" (Philip Rodriguez, Lacreta Scott, and William Maxwell); (18) "Observing the Spirit of Resilience: The Relationship between Life Experiences and Success in Higher Education for African American Students" (Cheryl Getz); and (19) "Improving Learning Outcomes for At-Risk Multicultural Community College Students" (Sheila T. Gregory and Otis O. Hill). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Asian American Students, Black Students, Blacks, Creative Teaching, Cultural Differences, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Immigrants, Low Income Groups, Mathematics Achievement, Minority Group Children, Parent Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Resilience (Personality), Self Concept, Self Esteem, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Teacher Student Relationship, Transitional Programs, Urban Schools
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