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ERIC Number: ED492138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
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A National Dilemma: African American Students Underrepresented in Advanced Mathematics Courses
Johnson, Clarence; Kritsonis, William Allan
Online Submission, Doctoral Forum--National Journal for Publishing and Mentoring Doctoral Student Research v3 n1 2006
A lack of access to educational opportunities has been a reality for African American students. As a result, America's schools are facing a national dilemma. African American students are significantly underrepresented in advanced mathematics courses. One of the most segregated places in American society is the mathematics classroom. African American students have less access to advanced study in mathematics than before the mid-1960s. Research by Powell (1990) does suggest that inadequate career guidance in high school contributes to the under-participation of African American students in science and mathematics. The authors believe that teachers and administrators must exhibit high expectations and provide opportunities for African American students in advanced mathematics courses.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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