ERIC Number: EJ377102
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Sorting Black Students for Success and Failure: The Inequality of Ability Grouping and Tracking.
Chunn, Eva Wells
Urban League Review, v11 n1-2 p93-106 Sum-Win 1987-88
Reviews the determinants and selected consequences of academic sorting practices. Concludes that tracking and ability grouping disproportionately affects Black and low-income students by stereotyping them as less intelligent and less able to achieve, which in turn creates low teacher expectations. (FMW)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Black Education, Black Stereotypes, Black Students, Educational Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Labeling (of Persons), Low Income Groups, Lower Class Students, Males, Socioeconomic Status, Student Placement, Teacher Influence, Teacher Response, Track System (Education), Upper Class, White Students
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue with title "Black Education: A Quest for Equity and Excellence."