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ERIC Number: EJ878433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
The Effect of Learning Communities on Achievement in STEM Fields for African Americans across Four Campuses
Taylor, Orlando L.; McGowan, Jill; Alston, Sharon T.
Journal of Negro Education, v77 n3 p190-202 Sum 2008
Four historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Howard University, Jackson State University, Talladega College, and Xavier University of Louisiana, participated in a project titled, Learning Communities for STEM Academic Achievement (LCSAA), whose goal was to increase the participation of African American students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The means to achieve this goal was the adoption of a faculty learning community that was designed to improve teaching and learning in science and mathematics on the four campuses. This article describes briefly how the program was implemented on each campus and highlights some of the outcomes of the project at each campus, both in terms of students' grades and student and faculty attitudes. (Contains 1 table and 6 figures.)
Howard University School of Education. 2900 Van Ness Street NW, Washington, DC 20008. Tel: 202-806-8120; Fax: 202-806-8434; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; District of Columbia; Louisiana; Mississippi