ERIC Number: EJ1099037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
The Seven Secrets of Successful Urban School Students: The Evidence Continues to Grow
Hampton, Frederick M.
Education and Urban Society, v48 n5 p423-443 Jun 2016
This article identifies seven specific attitudes, behaviors, and skills among academically successful urban Black students and explores the relationship to their achievement. This study examines the academic achievement of 157 Black students and finds that when specific "Successful Learner Characteristics" are present, above-average academic achievement is likely to result. This research further determines that when urban Black students demonstrate these characteristics they also share in greater responsibility for their own learning. Finally, this study concludes that there may be less of an "achievement gap" than there is a gap in attitudes, behaviors, and skills that lead to academic achievement.
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Urban Schools, African American Students, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Skills, Student Characteristics, Student Responsibility, Statistical Analysis, Student Surveys, Correlation, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio