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ERIC Number: ED480455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-11
Pages: 34
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Assessing the Impact of Involuntary-Minority Enrollment on Gender Differences in Academic Performance among Hispanic Second-Generation Immigrants in South Florida.
Rodriguez, Tomas D.
This study used data from the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study, which consists of a two-wave panel of approximately 2,500 second generation students in Florida's Dade County public schools, to investigate the impact of non-immigrant/involuntary minority enrollment in second generation Hispanic students' academic achievement. Students completed the survey in eighth and ninth grade, then again in their senior year of high school. The survey collected data on students' age, sex, place of birth, and parent nationality, education, and occupation. Students' grade point averages and standardized math scores were also obtained, as well as data on the school's racial composition, size of enrollment, and proportion of students on government-subsidized lunch. Data analysis indicated that oppositional effects that operated through involuntary minority concentration in the school had negative consequences for immigrant male achievement. The grade point averages and math performance of Nicaraguan and Cuban males suffered in the company of involuntary minorities, net of other school and individual level differences. Cuban and Nicaraguan girls, however, receive community and parental supervision that may serve as a buffer to the incorporation of oppositional attitudes along with their negative consequences on academic achievement. (Contains 25 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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