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ERIC Number: EJ979936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1946-2077
Impact of a Middle School Math Academy on Learning and Attitudes of Minority Male Students in an Urban District
Gamble, Brandon E.; Kim, Simon; An, Shuhua
Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, v8 p13-25 2012
A growing number of single-gender and after-school programs for youth continue to gain popularity within schools despite little empirical research regarding how these programs should be designed to achieve maximum success. The present study examined the effectiveness of a comprehensive middle school male academy program in terms of student achievement and attitudes toward learning. The results indicated that students who participated in the program improved their algebra readiness and interest in mathematics. Furthermore, there were gains in students' perceived importance of assignment completion, attitudes toward learning, goals for college, and self-concept. Implications for similar programs and future studies are discussed. (Contains 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California