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Keck-Staley, Tracey Lavette – Negro Educational Review, 2010
Student learning in the mathematics classroom is described as being both social and personal. Students' prior knowledge (human capital), attitudes (personal capital), and social skills and/or cultural values (sociocultural capital) are personal components they bring into the classroom. The purpose of this instrumental case study was to explore (a)…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Values, Mathematics Instruction, Self Concept
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Woolley, Michael E.; Strutchens, Marilyn E.; Gilbert, Melissa C.; Martin, W. Gary – Negro Educational Review, 2010
Student self-report data from 933 Black middle school students and standardized mathematics test scores (SAT-10) were used to examine the relationship among student perceptions of teacher expectations and reform instructional practices, aspects of student motivation, and three student mathematics performance outcomes--time spent studying, expected…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Structural Equation Models, Mathematics Tests, Student Motivation
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Tyler, Kenneth M.; Boelter, Christina M. – Negro Educational Review, 2008
Teachers' expectations are consistent predictors of performance outcomes for elementary, middle, and secondary students. However, the literature is not as clear in articulating exactly how teacher expectations influence such outcomes. Thus, the purpose of this study is to examine whether perceptions of teachers' expectations are predictive of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, African American Students, Middle School Students