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Social and Self Processes Underlying Math and Science Achievement

In general, America's students are not faring well in science and mathematics. This title contains chapters which employ conceptual and empirical approaches to investigate how social and individual factors interact to effect successful math and science achievement. A salient feature is the inclusion of youth from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
Social and Self Processes Underlying Math and Science Achievement
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In general, America's students are not faring well in science and mathematics. The chapters in this volume employ novel conceptual and empirical approaches to investigate how social and individual factors interact to effect successful math and science achievement. Each of the chapters is solidly grounded in theory and provides new insight concerning the integration of student level and contextual influences. Inclusion of youth from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds is a salient feature of the volume. This is the 106th volume of the Jossey Bass quarterly report series "New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development".
Heather A. Bouchey is assistant professor of psychology at the University of Vermont. Her research focuses on adolescent relationship process and how they influence individual development and adjustment.

Cynthia E. Winston is assistant professor of psychology at Howard University and principal investigator of the Identity and Success Research Laboratory. Her research focuses on race self complexity and the pscyhological significance of race and racism in successful African Americans' internalized narratives of self.

Editors' notes (pages 1–3)
Heather A. Bouchey and Cynthia E. Winston

Girls' and boys' developing interests in math and science: Do parents matter? (pages 5–21)
Janis E. Jacobs and Martha M. Bleeker

Gender intensification of peer socialization during puberty (pages 23–34)
Lisa M. Pettitt

Parents, teachers, and peers: Discrepant or complementary achievement socializers? (pages 35–53)
Heather A. Bouchey

Science success, narrative theories of personality, and race self complexity: Is pace represented in the identity construction of African American adolescents? (pages 55–77)
Cynthia E. Winston, David Wall Rice, Brandi J. Bradshaw, Derek Lloyd, Lasana T. Harris, Tanisha I. Burford, Gerard Clodimir, Karmen Kizzie, Kristin Joy Carothers, Vetisha McClair and Jennifer Burrell

Pages
96
Series
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
Year
2005
ISBN-10
0787979163
ISBN-13
9780787979164
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2005-01-10
Imprint
Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication
United States
Edited by
Cynthia Winston, Heather Bouchey
DEWEY
507.1
Language
English
Author
CAD Perfect Corporation
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Place of Publication
New York
Short Title
SOCIAL & SELF PROCESSES UNDERL
Media
Book
Series Number
106
Subtitle
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 106
Audience
General/Trade
Illustrations
black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
Edition
1st
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