The School Achievement of Minority Children: New Perspectives

Synopsis

Lower school achievement of minority children is usually explained by projecting "deficits" upon the children -- deficits that are attributed to genetic or environmental causes. In contrast with tradition, the contributors to this book demonstrate how group differences in academic accomplishment and test scores are affected by cultural factors and standard educational practices as well.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • John U. Ogbu
  • A. Wade Boykin
  • Ann L. Brown
  • Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar
  • Linda Purcell
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Hillsdale, NJ
Publication year:
  • 1986