The Evolution of Deficit Thinking: Educational Thought and Practice

1st Edition

Richard R. Valencia

Routledge
Published March 11, 1997
Reference - 270 Pages
ISBN 9780750706650 - CAT# RU35456

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Summary

Deficit thinking refers to the notion that students, particularly low income minority students, fail in school because they and their families experience deficiencies that obstruct the leaning process (e.g. limited intelligence, lack of motivation, inadequate home socialization). Tracing the evolution of deficit thinking, the authors debunk the pseudo-science and offer more plausible explanations of why students fail.

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