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ERIC Number: EJ943051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
The Influence of Cultural Capital Transmission on Reading Achievement in African American Fifth Grade Boys
Harris, Toni Stepter; Graves, Scott L., Jr.
Journal of Negro Education, v79 n4 p447-457 Fall 2010
Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten cohort (ECLS-K) were used to examine the relationship between cultural capital transmission and reading achievement within a nationally representative sample of 5th grade African American males. Logistic regression techniques were used to examine several differences between high- and low-achieving African American male students. Regression analyses controlling for 3rd grade achievement, family structure, socioeconomic status, and parent involvement. The findings indicated that parent supervised artistic activities were related to positive academic development, whereas artistic activities supervised by other adults were not. Implications are discussed in terms or increasing the reading achievement levels of African American males. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A