ERIC Number: EJ580770
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Cultural Differences and the Construction of Meaning: Implications for the Leadership and Organizational Contexts of Schools.
Pena, Robert A.
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v5 n10 Apr 1997
The relationships among student achievement, student culture, and educational practitioners' attitudes and expectations were investigated for 20 Mexican-American middle school students with the assistance of 12 teachers and 2 administrators. Findings indicate that these students, whether high or low achieving, perceived themselves, and were perceived by educators, as different from Anglo students. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrators, Constructivism (Learning), Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Educational Environment, High Achievement, Instructional Leadership, Low Achievement, Mexican Americans, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Non-Print Media; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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