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ERIC Number: EJ929371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
The Relationships between Human Capital, Implicit Views of Intelligence, and Literacy Performance: Implications for the Obama Education Era
Williams, Rihana S.; Ari, Omer; Dortch, Cedrick
Urban Education, v46 n4 p563-587 Jul 2011
African American adolescents from families with low levels of human capital (i.e., caregiver level of education) are at risk for poor early adult outcomes. The current study examined the relationships among 48 African American high school students' literacy performance (e.g., reading and vocabulary), their implicit views of intelligence, their caregivers' implicit views of intelligence, and their caregivers' level of education. Results indicated positive correlations between literacy performance and students' implicit views of intelligence only for those students whose caregivers were not college educated. Implications for investments in human capital in the current political era are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Nelson Denny Reading Tests