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Gilbert, Shelby – Negro Educational Review, 2009
Ogbu and Simons' thesis, based on the Cultural-Ecological Theory of School Performance that Black immigrant students academically outperform their non-immigrant counterparts and that achievement differences are attributed to stronger educational commitment in Black immigrant families, was examined. Two hypotheses, based on data from the Progress…
Descriptors: African American Children, Immigrants, Program Validation, Theses
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Hawkins, C. Matthew – Negro Educational Review, 2009
This article responds to Shelby Gilbert's "A Study of Ogbu and Simon's Thesis." The author begins by saying that he thinks that this study of examining Ogbu and Simons' thesis (to investigate school performance of Black immigrant and non-immigrant students in the United States) makes a thought-provoking contribution to overall discussions…
Descriptors: Investigations, International Studies, Academic Achievement, Minority Groups
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Palmer, Robert T.; Griffin, Kimberly A. – Negro Educational Review, 2009
Although ambiguity exists regarding how states must respond to the mandates of Fordice to dismantle dual systems of education in previously segregated states, several scholars note Fordice should manifest itself in the enhancement of public Black colleges. Responding to Fordice, the state of Maryland entered into an agreement with the Office of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Institutional Research, Black Colleges, Desegregation Plans