Center on Race and Social Problems

African American Students’ Opportunities to Learn: How Classroom Climate Factors Condition Participation and Learning in High School Math Classrooms

Principal Investigator(s): 
Jasmine D. Williams, K. Leroy Irvis Fellow, School of Education
Date: 
May 1, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Description: 

The aims of this project are to 1) examine the effect of asset-focused instructional strategies on African American students’ math learning, 2) whether enactment of asset-focused instructional strategies vary by: a) classroom structural characteristics: racial composition and b) classroom process characteristics: teacher and student talk during the launching of a mathematical task; and 3) whether the effect of asset-focused instructional strategies differ by: a) classroom structural characteristics: racial composition and b) classroom process characteristics: teacher and student talk during the launching of a mathematical task.