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The Evolution of Deficit Thinking

Educational Thought and Practice, 1st Edition

Edited by Richard R. Valencia

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270 pages

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Deficit thinking refers to the notion that students, particularly low income minority students, fail in school because they and their families experience deficiencies that obstruct the leaning process (e.g. limited intelligence, lack of motivation, inadequate home socialization). Tracing the evolution of deficit thinking, the authors debunk the pseudo-science and offer more plausible explanations of why students fail.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General