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.
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Contents: U. Neisser, New Answers to an Old Question. J.U. Ogbu, The Consequences of the American Caste System. A.W. Boykin, The Triple Quandary and the Schooling of Afro- American Children. R. Edmonds, Characteristics of Effective Schools. A.L. Brown, A.S. Palinscar, L. Purcell, Poor Readers: Teach, Don't Label. R.A. Gougis, The Effects of Prejudice and Stress on the Academic Performance of Black-Americans. R.B. Darlington, Long-Term Effects of Preschool Programs. H.P. Ginsburg, The Myth of the Deprived Child: New Thoughts on Poor Children.
"...a valuable synthesis of on-going research in cognitive development and psychosocial maturation. An essential acquisition for institutions with graduate programs in psychology and education."