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050 00 LC3731|b.M5573 1997 
082 00 379.2/63|221 
245 00 Minorities and girls in school :|beffects on achievement 
       and performance /|cDavid Johnson, editor. 
264  1 Thousand Oaks :|bSage Publications,|c[1997] 
264  4 |c©1997 
300    viii, 151 pages :|billustrations ;|c23 cm. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Leaders in psychology ;|vv. 1. 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  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 
520    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 
520 8  These interchanges will show how policy makers begin to 
       think about the use of scientific information in a 
       political context. 
650  0 Minorities|xEducation|zUnited States.|0
650  0 African Americans|xEducation.|0
650  0 School integration|zUnited States.|0
650  0 Women|xEducation|zUnited States.|0
650  0 Academic achievement|zUnited States.|0
700 1  Johnson, David,|d1949-|0
830  0 Leaders in psychology ;|0
       names/n97039281|vv. 1. 
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984    2015|cHELD|cheld 
990    MARCIVE MELB 201906 
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