Black American Students in an Affluent Suburb A Study of Academic Disengagement

ISBN-10: 080584516X

ISBN-13: 9780805845167

Edition: 2003

Authors: John U. Ogbu
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List price: $56.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgment and Dedication
Introduction
Black Academic Achievement and Its Explanations
Black-White Academic Achievement Gap
Academic Disengagement in Shaker Heights
Explaining the Academic Gap; Conventional and Alternative Explanations
Societal and School Forces
Race Relations
Pygmalion in History, Society, and School
Leveling
Counselors, Teachers, and Discipline
Community Forces
Opportunity Structure: Schooling and Getting Ahead
Collective Identity, Culture, and Language
Peer Pressures
The Family
Community Forces and Academic Disengagement: A Summary of Findings
Policy Implications
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