Race, Ethnicity, and Culture: Cultural Expectations And Student Learning

Author: Jerome E. Morris

Source: The Gale Group

Students learn – whether in school or out. Of significance for the educational and scholarly communities is the extent to which certain kinds of learning are conducive to mainstream academic achievement within the context of formal educational institutions. The presumption is that a student’s ability to acquire mainstream academic content and then demonstrate mastery of the content (often defined as learning and usually measured by standardized assessments) will lead to greater knowledge and to social and economic benefits in the dominant society.

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