Author

Wheeler

Date of Award

6-1987

Degree Name

Specialist in Education

Department

Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Edgar A. Kelley

Second Advisor

Dr. Charles Warfield

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

The purpose of this report is to review and synthesize findings of research studies about academic achievement of ethnic minorities in K-12 education.

In this paper, the literature in Chapter I is related to findings about children as a result of school desegregation. Specifically it focuses on the effects which desegregation has had on motivation, and social-psychologic development of black and white children.

The second chapter begins with a historical background and discusses the life of economic and political oppression and the attitudes toward education that have shaped black school achievement over time.

In Chapter III, race and academic performance studies over several decades are presented.

The information presented in Chapter IV reviews the research on the effects that desegregation has had on minority students.

In Chapter V, a summary and evaluation concerning the findings of research studies about academic achievement of ethnic minorities is presented.

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