ERIC Number: EJ396139
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Against the Odds: A Profile of Academic Achievers from the Urban Underclass.
Pollard, Diane S.
Journal of Negro Education, v58 n3 p297-308 Sum 1989
Describes study to identify alterable factors associated with academic achievement of economically poor Black and Hispanic middle- and high-school students. Compares 361 high- and low-achievers on social-psychological variables. Results suggest specific actions educators can take to encourage achievement. (MW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Educational Environment, Educational Status Comparison, Factor Analysis, High School Students, Hispanic Americans, Junior High School Students, Minority Group Children, Psychoeducational Methods, Socioeconomic Background, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Subcultures
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue with the title "Shaping the Urban Future: People and Places, Problems and Potentials."