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ERIC Number: ED499783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 38
Abstractor: Author
Cultural, Ethnic Differences and Educational Achievement of African Heritage Students: Towards Employing a Culturally Sensitive Curriculum in K-12 Classrooms: A Literature Review
Pinder, Patrice Juliet
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For a long time, researchers have reported on the low academic performances of Black Americans in comparison to other minorities and non-minorities. During this time, there have been debates over the causes of the differences in education achievement between the various sub groups (i.e. ethnic subgroups) of students studied. The purpose of this review of literature (i.e. a combination of theoretical and research studies reviewed) is to discuss major reasons for the differences in education achievement levels between students of African heritage (i.e. African American students - involuntary immigrants to the USA and foreign born Afro-Caribbean and Africans who immigrated to the USA - voluntary immigrants), such as: cultural influences and levels of parental involvement. The study concludes with a call for the employment of more culturally sensitive curriculum's to enhance the K-12 learning setting for ethnically diverse learners.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States