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Reducing the racial achievement gap: A social-psychological intervention.


Cohen G.L., Garcia J., Apfel N., Master A..
2006;313:1307-1310. doi: 10.1126/science.1128317.

Two randomized field experiments tested a social-psychological intervention designed to improve minority student performance and increase our understanding of how psychological threat mediates performance in chronically evaluative real-world environments. We expected that the risk of confirming a negative stereotype...

Gender, Ethnicity, and Social Cognitive Factors Predicting the Academic Achievement of Students in Engineering.

Journal of Counseling Psychology

Hackett G., Betz N.E., Casas J.M., Rocha-Singh I.A..

This study examines the relationships of measures of occupational and academic self-efficacy; vocational interests; outcome expectations; academic ability; and perceived stress, support, and coping to the academic achievement of women and men enrolled in university-level engineering/science programs. Students from...

The effects of personality type on engineering student performance and attitudes.

Journal of Engineering Education

Felder R.M., Felder G.N., Dietz E.J..

TheMyers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) was administered to a group of 116 students taking the introductory chemical engineering course at North Carolina State University. That course and four subsequent chemical engineering courses were taught in a manner that emphasized active...

Effects of a Preschool Plus Follow-On Intervention for Children at Risk.

Developmental Psychology

Reynolds A.J..

The effects of the Chicago Child Parent Center and Expansion Program were investigated for 6 social competence outcomes up to 2 years postprogram. A total of 1,106 low-income Black children were differentially exposed to school-based, comprehensive-service components for up...

Using curriculum-based measurement to improve student achievement: Review of research.

Psychology in the Schools

Stecker P.M., Fuchs L.S., Fuchs D..
2005;42:795-819. doi: 10.1002/pits.20113.

This review examines the efficacy of curriculum-based measurement (CBM) as an assessment methodology for enhancing student achievement. We describe experimental-contrast studies in reading and mathematics in which teachers used CBM to monitor student progress and to make instructional decisions....

Understanding K-12 engineering outreach programs.

Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice

Jeffers A.T., Safferman A.G., Safferman S.I..
2004;130:95-108. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)1052-3928(2004)130:2(95).

The United States relies on technology. To continue the development of new and the expansion of existing technologies requires a strong background in science, math, and engineering. Because students are falling behind in these areas, many universities are attempting...

Preparing minority scientists and engineers.


Hrabowski III F.A., Summers M.F..
2006;311:1870-1871. doi: 10.1126/science.1125257.

An undergraduate program involving mentorship, summer and other workshops, and targeting high-achieving high school students improves participation of underrepresented minorities in science.

Affirmative action and other special consideration admissions at the University of California, Davis, school of medicine.

Journal of the American Medical Association

Davidson R.C., Lewis E.L..

Context. - The use of race as a criterion for admission to medical schools and other professional schools has become increasingly controversial. This study documents the experience of students at one medical school, admitted through a special admissions process...

Diversifying science: Underrepresented student experiences in structured research programs.

Research in Higher Education

Hurtado S., Cabrera N.L., Lin M.H., Arellano L., Espinosa L.L..
2009;50:189-214. doi: 10.1007/s11162-008-9114-7.

Targeting four institutions with structured science research programs for undergraduates, this study focuses on how underrepresented students experience science. Several key themes emerged from focus group discussions: learning to become research scientists, experiences with the culture of science, and...

Students' choice of animated pedagogical agents in science learning: A test of the similarity-attraction hypothesis on gender and ethnicity.

Contemporary Educational Psychology

Moreno R., Flowerday T..
2006;31:186-207. doi: 10.1016/j.cedpsych.2005.05.002.

College students learned about science with a multimedia program. One group (choice or C) chose to learn with or without an animated pedagogical agent (APA) representing a male or female of five different ethnicities. Another group (no-choice or NC)...

Widening the Net: National Estimates of Gender Disparities in Engineering.

Journal of Engineering Education

De Clemencia Cosentino C., Deterding N..

This paper explores the causes behind the severe underrepresentation of women in engineering. Based on national data on undergraduate engineering programs, this study presents cross-sectional estimates of male and female student retention. Contrary to widespread beliefs, the study found...

Metacognition and mathematical problem solving in grade 3.

Journal of Learning Disabilities

Desoete A., Roeyers H., Buysse A..

This article presents an overview of two studies that examined the relationship between metacognition and mathematical problem solving in 165 children with average intelligence in Grade 3 in order to help teachers and therapists gain a better understanding of...

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