Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The rhythm and rhyme of teaching mathematics: A qualitative study of Cambodian American educators teaching inner city African American students
by White, Trina, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 147; 1526971
Abstract (Summary)

This research attempts to discover teaching principles and practices that create more equitable learning environs for African American students as the most at-risk group in United States schools. The Rhythm of teaching Black students refers to pace-setting and the teacher to student and student to student to interactions that take place during math. The Rhyme of teaching mathematics to African American students is a reference to demonstrating dedication toward all students by providing compassionate, equitable, rigorous, learning environments. This study examines the historical and social similarities between Cambodian American teachers and inner-city African-American students. The purpose of this research is to provide insights into the beliefs held by participants, and the pedagogical practices that assist Black students toward proficiency and advanced proficiency in mathematics.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: An, Shuhuah
Commitee: Golez, Felipe, Wu, Zhonge
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Teacher Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mathematics education, African American Studies, Black studies, Pedagogy, Teacher education
Keywords: Black American students
Publication Number: 1526971
ISBN: 9781321277715
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