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ERIC Number: ED547578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 163
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2674-5130-9
Effective Strategies for Teaching Mathematics to African American Students
White, La Donna
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California
As of 2001 with the mandates issued under No Child Left Behind, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) revised its standards to ensure that all students receive a quality mathematics education (NCTM, 2008). The 2009 report from U.S. Department of Education revealed that there is an increase in the number of minority students offered college preparatory mathematics in secondary schools. When offered the same type and level of classes, African-American students continue to lag behind their European-American counterparts on standardized tests in mathematics (U.S. Department of Education, 2009). What is characterized as the achievement gap in the area of mathematics is still prominent between African-American and European-American secondary students. The context of this issue was examined in this report on a qualitative study of an exemplary school in an urban area with a predominately African American student population. This qualitative case study sought to document the factors that contributed to high outcomes in mathematics with a particular teacher. A teacher at a small, high performing K-8 school in Southern California with a predominately African-American student population was selected as a participant in a case study. By examining the strategies implemented in the classroom of the secondary mathematics teacher at this school, we were able to document, which strategies were used in a classroom where African American students were able to succeed in college preparatory mathematics. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California