1st Edition

The Schooling of Ethnic Minority Children and Youth A Special Issue of Educational Psychologist

Edited By Judith L. Meece, Beth Kurtz-Costes Copyright 2001

    First published in 2001. A major contributor to the increased diversity of America's schoolchildren is immigration. The United States is a nation of immigrants, but rates of immigration have varied considerably over different periods of its history. Currently, the United States is experiencing a period of high immigration, which began in the 1960. Numerous reports indicate that schools are ill prepared for the increased diversity of America's school population. This aim of this edition is to provide a set of stimulating articles that highlight the current challenges associated with the schooling of ethnic minority children and to describe some potential directions for educational researchers, both in the direction of ''pure theory development and testing and in more applied areas of intervention studies and school reform.

    Volume 36, Number 1, 2001
    Contents: J.L. Meece, B. Kurtz-Costes, Introduction: The Schooling of Ethnic Minority Children and Youth. L. Okagaki, Triarchic Model of Minority Children's School Achievement. M.B. Spencer, E. Noll, J. Stoltzfus, V. Harpalani, Identity and School Adjustment: Revisiting the "Acting White" Assumption. D.T. Slaughter-Defoe, H.H. Rubin, A Longitudinal Case Study of Head Start-Eligible Children: Implications for Urban Education. R. Gallimore, C. Goldenberg, Analyzing Cultural Models and Settings to Connect Minority Achievement and School Improvement Research. C.A. Wong, S.J. Rowley, The Schooling of Ethnic Minority Children: Commentary.


    Guest Editors: Judith Meece School of Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Beth Kurtz-Costes Department of Psychology University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill