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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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Nelson-Le Gall, Sharon – Negro Educational Review, The, 2006
Peer relations, academic competence, and help-seeking behaviors of Black elementary school children were examined. Results indicated that, in comparison to boys, girls were preferred more as helpers, were perceived to be more academically competent, and sought help from peers more often. The distribution of boys and girls across different peer…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Student Adjustment, Elementary School Students, African American Children
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Tharp-Taylor, Shannah; Nelson-Le Gall, Sharon – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
Fifty-three fourth- and fifth-grade Black American students completed questionnaire measures of their preferences for working cooperatively, competitively, and individualistically in their homes and classrooms. Students' perceptions of family members' and teachers' approval of each type of behavior were also measured. Students perceived that…
Descriptors: Adults, Grade 5, Student Attitudes, African American Children