ERIC Number: EJ531805
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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A Deconstructive Look at the Myth of Race and Motivation.
Banks, W. Curtis; And Others
Journal of Negro Education, v64 n3 p307-25 Sum 1995
Examines the myth of motivational differences in black and white children's success in achievement tasks. Task performance outcomes from 145 children show that when tasks were systematically controlled across age, sex, and race substrata for interest value, racial differences in motivation disappeared. Implications for motivational theory and myth-substantiating research on black-white achievement and potential are discussed. (GR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Note: Theme issue topic: "Myths and Realities: African Americans and the Measurement of Human Abilities."