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Jones, Elaine F.; Nelson-Le Gall, Sharon – Negro Educational Review, 2009
Seventy-two first-, third-, and fifth-grade Black children heard stories about Black and White students engaged in computer, physical education, social studies, and spelling tasks at school. Children were asked to evaluate the ability, effort, experience of task difficulty, and likelihood of task success for the story characters. Findings…
Descriptors: African American Children, Childhood Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Story Grammar
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Moses-Snipes, Pamela R. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate to what extent studying topics in a cultural context affected African American students' achievement. Mathematics achievement was measured by a pre-assessment and post-assessment. The literature addresses the fact that all students can benefit from learning about culture and mathematics. Several…
Descriptors: African Culture, African American Students, African American Achievement, Mathematics Instruction