Racial Identity In African-American Students Research Paper by Writing Specialists

Racial Identity In African-American Students
An analysis of the literature discussing academic achievement in advanced mathematics at the high school level among African-American students.
# 92689 | 2,701 words | 54 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper aims to conduct a literature review that focuses on the attitudes of teachers toward students in terms of their expectations for a student's achievement. The paper discusses the outcomes in educational achievement of African-American students in the mathematics and science advanced placement (AP) courses and looks at how students' racial identity affects their academic achievements.

Review Of The Literature

From the Paper:

"When the surveys/questionnaires were complete the statement of a teacher was revealed as conveying that the critical factor to the success of African American students in advanced mathematics to be the factor of "high expectations and collaborative leadership" (Ibid) The teacher goes on to state that collaboration in the school in inclusive with assessment, curriculum and reform advisers working in cohesion together. The teacher stated specifically that "It's about having high expectations...it's not okay that because these kids come from poverty or from an unsupportive home, or because these parents aren't knocking on the door of the school, to accept low performance. If I got something that wasn't the best piece of work, before I might have excused it and thought, "Well they don't have anyone to help them a t home."" Now I'm asking: What can I do to aid this child, to give him or her more support? "(Ferguson & Holt, 2006)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Increase in Advanced Placement Student Success Achieved in All 50 States (2006) College Board Press Release Feb 7, 2006 Online available at: http://www.collegeboard.com/press/releases/50291.html
  • American Association of University Women Educational Foundation. (1998). Gender Gaps: Where Schools Still Fail Our Children. Washington, D.C.
  • Babco, Eleanor (2004) Uphill Climb: the Status of African Americans in Science and Engineering. Making Strides. Online available at: http://ehrweb.aaas.org/mge/Reports/Report1/Uphill.html.
  • Berryman, S. E. (1983). Who will do science? New York: Rockefeller Foundation.
  • Boykin, A. W. (1986). The triple quandary and the schooling of Afro-American children. In U. Neisser (Ed.), The school achievement of minority children: New perspectives (pp. 57-92). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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