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Title Minorities and girls in school : effects on achievement and performance / David Johnson, editor.

Published Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  379.263 MINO    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 151 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Leaders in psychology ; v. 1.
Leaders in psychology ; v. 1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. School Desegregation 40 Years After Brown v. Board of Education: Looking Forward and Looking Backward / Janet Ward Schofield -- 2. Ethnicity, Poverty, and Children's Educability: A Developmental Perspective / Diana T. Slaughter-Defoe -- 3. User-Friendly Science and Mathematics: Can it Interest Girls and Minorities in Breaking Through the Middle School Wall? / Jacquelynne Eccles -- 4. What Stops Women and Minorities From Choosing and Completing Majors in Science and Engineering? / Nancy Betz.
Summary Minorities and Girls in School gives voice to four psychologists (Schofield, Slaughter-Defoe, Eccles, and Betz) who use scientific inquiry to understand what helps and what hinders the academic and life performance of minority students and girls. These are scientists who approach their subject matter with technical skill and personal passion to ask such questions as: What has desegregation accomplished? Can beneficial parent-child interactions be facilitated so as to improve school-related performance? Why are we seeing such low levels of achievement for girls and minorities in math and science? What stops women and minorities from choosing and completing majors in science and engineering? Each chapter represents an effort to communicate a vital area of scientific investigation to those in political life who could use that knowledge to formulate effective public policy. Near the end of each chapter are the questions that each of the authors was asked following the original briefing.
These interchanges will show how policy makers begin to think about the use of scientific information in a political context.
Other author Johnson, David, 1949-
Subject Minorities -- Education -- United States.
African Americans -- Education.
School integration -- United States.
Women -- Education -- United States.
Academic achievement -- United States.
ISBN 0761908293 (paperback: acid-free paper)
0761908285 (cloth : acid-free paper)