ERIC Number: EJ670721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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James Q. Qilson on John Ogbu: Convincing Black Students that Studying Hard Is Not "Acting White."
Wilson, James Q.
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, n39 p85-88 Spr 2003
Reflects on John Ogbu's explanations for the wide academic achievement gap between black and white students, explaining Ogbu's view that black students' poor performance reflects their incorporation of the beliefs of white society and their subsequent academic self-doubt leads to self-elimination. Notes the importance of telling black children that getting ahead in school is not "acting white," asserting that black parents should participate in more school activities. (SM)
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