ERIC Number: ED561299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 153
Latino/a and Black Students and Mathematics. The Students at the Center Series
Gutierrez, Rochelle; Irving, Sonya E.
Jobs For the Future
Using new perspectives on mathematics as a cultural and social activity and new research on learning outside the school, the authors ask readers to rethink the problem of mathematical achievement for all students, and for Latino/a and black students in particular. The paper argues that doing so will help those students connect how they learn in the classroom to their lives outside of school, and help reduce the "achievement gaps" that exist in our current educational system.
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Achievement Gap, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, At Risk Students, Student Centered Learning, Learning Theories, Relevance (Education), Adults, After School Programs, Social Justice, Role, Culturally Relevant Education, Self Esteem, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future; Nellie Mae Education Foundation