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ERIC Number: ED508880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
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WWC Review of the Article "Culture and the Interaction of Student Ethnicity with Reward Structure in Group Learning"
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"Culture and the Interaction of Student Ethnicity with Reward Structure in Group Learning" examined the effects of different reward systems used in group learning situations on the math skills of African-American and white students. The study analyzed data on 75 African-American and 57 white fourth- and fifth-grade students from urban schools in the Northeastern United States. Among African-Americans, students offered a reward based on individual performance had lower scores than those offered no reward, and this difference was statistically significant. The differences in test scores between those offered a reward based on group performance and the other two research groups (those offered no reward and those offered an award based on individual performance) were not statistically significant. Among white students, those offered a reward based on individual performance scored statistically significantly higher than those in the other two groups (students offered a reward based on group performance and students offered no reward). The difference in test scores for those offered a reward based on group performance and those offered no reward was not statistically significant. The research described in this article is consistent with What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards. [The following study is the focus of this "Quick Review": Hurley, E. A., Allen, B. A., & Boykin, A. W. (2009). "Culture and the interaction of student ethnicity with reward structure in group learning." "Cognition and Instruction," 27(2), 121-146 (EJ834176).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)