Closing the African American Achievement Gap in Higher Education

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Alfred P. Rovai, Louis B. Gallien, Helen R. Stiff-Williams
Teachers College Press, 2007 - Education - 212 pages
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This timely volume brings together an experienced roster of educators and researchers to address the African American achievement gap in higher education. The text provides an overview of recent research on the learning characteristics of African American university students and uses those findings to identify major issues and to foster new and productive inquiry and educational activities. Encompassing both traditional and virtual classrooms, the authors provide research-based strategies that higher-education faculty can use to design courses, pedagogy, and assessments that reach out to all learners in a fair and equitable manner.

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Contents

School Cultural Influences
39
Diversity and Learning on College Campuses
54
Challenges in the Traditional Classroom
72
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Alfred P. Rovai, is Professor of Education, Regent University. Louis B. Gallien Jr. is Distinguished Professor of Education, Regent University. Helen R. Stiff-Williams is an African American scholar and Professor of Education, Regent University.

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