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ERIC Number: EJ908043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 95
ISSN: ISSN-0548-1457
Black High Achieving Undergraduate Mathematics Majors Discuss Success and Persistence in Mathematics
Ellington, Roni M.; Frederick, Rona
Negro Educational Review, v61 n1-4 p61-84 Spr-Win 2010
Experiences of eight Black high-achieving college junior and senior mathematics majors are examined to discern which social and cultural factors shape success and persistence in mathematics. College persistence literature as well as mathematics education studies that document Black students' success in mathematics were used as frameworks to understand students' success and persistence in mathematics. Findings indicate that these students' success in mathematics was shaped by their participation in accelerated academic programs, access to advanced mathematics coursework, as well as support by their family, peers, and teachers. They also collectively agreed that their participation in college scholarship programs provided them with a variety of resources, particularly faculty and peer support; all were instrumental to these students' success as mathematics majors. (Contains 10 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A