Ethnicity and educational achievement

Fang GAO, Gerard A. POSTIGLIONE

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Abstract

This article provides an overview of the causal relationship between ethnicity and educational achievement. It sets educational achievement as a process in which culture is transmitted differentially and results in inequalities across ethnic and racial groups. This article summarizes key theoretical paradigms including genetic intelligence, cultural characteristics within a particular ethnic or racial community and social forces and structural attributes in students' school and classroom experiences, and most significant empirical research in each paradigm. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences
EditorsJames D. WRIGHT
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages130-135
Edition2
ISBN (Print)9780080970875, 9780080970868
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Citation

Gao, F., & Postiglione, G. A. (2015). Ethnicity and educational achievement. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences (2 ed., pp. 130–135). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Keywords

  • Conflict view
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Critical race theory
  • Cultural deficit
  • Cultural difference
  • Cultural ecological model
  • Educational achievement
  • Ethnicity
  • Genetic deficit
  • Labeling
  • Multicultural education
  • Race
  • Self-fulfilling prophecy
  • Social order view
  • Tracking