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ERIC Number: EJ1204312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Student-Teacher Ethno-Racial Matching and Reading Ability Group Placement in Early Grades
Banerjee, Neena
Education and Urban Society, v51 n3 p395-422 Mar 2019
This article investigates the relationship between student-teacher ethno-racial matching and students' placement in reading ability groups in kindergarten and first grades in the United States. Multilevel regression analysis of a nationally representative sample of students shows that Latino/a first graders are more likely to be placed in higher ability groups when assigned to Latino/a teachers. Furthermore, teachers' perception of students' learning behavior, a variable that has been linked to teacher-student racial congruence in the literature, has a strong positive effect on ability group placement in kindergarten and first grades. These findings have implications for minority teacher recruitment policies in school districts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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