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Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap

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"Unless we believe that those who have more are inherently superior to those who have less, we should be troubled by the fact that patterns of achievement are often fairly predictable, particularly with respect to students' race and class."

Table of contents

Acknowledgments

Part I. Understanding the Achievement Gap

What's Race Got to Do with It?

Part II. Analyzing the Research

About the authors

A. Wade Boykin is a professor and director of the graduate program in the Department of Psychology at Howard University. He is also the executive director of the Capstone Institute at Howard University, formally known as the Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk (CRESPAR). Dr. Boykin has done extensive work in the area of research methodology; the interface of culture, context, motivation, and cognition; Black child development; and academic achievement in the American social context. He is coeditor of Research Directions of Black Psychologists, which was a finalist for the American Psychological Association's Book of the Year.

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