2015 - 18th Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Camille Lemieux, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Library 221

Abstract

Part of a multiyear study, this project disaggregates the US Black student population to analyze often overlooked factors influencing the achievement gap in American schools. Both US born blacks and immigrants from African and Afro-Caribbean countries make up the black student population, but the latter group generally outperforms the former. Using data collected from focus groups in Chicago Public Schools and the US census, this study begins to probe questions concerning overlooked attributions of the Achievement Gap. This study argues that the gap is influenced not simply by skin color, but intra-racial dynamics, stigma consciousness, and historical literacy.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-7-2015 1:00 PM

End Date

4-7-2015 2:15 PM

Panel

Topics in Social Science Research: Education and Race

Panel Moderator

Todd Beer

Field of Study for Presentation

African American Studies, American Studies, Education, Educational Studies

 
Apr 7th, 1:00 PM Apr 7th, 2:15 PM

Disaggregating the Achievement Gap: Academic Dissonance Between U.S. Born Blacks and Black Immigrants

Library 221

Part of a multiyear study, this project disaggregates the US Black student population to analyze often overlooked factors influencing the achievement gap in American schools. Both US born blacks and immigrants from African and Afro-Caribbean countries make up the black student population, but the latter group generally outperforms the former. Using data collected from focus groups in Chicago Public Schools and the US census, this study begins to probe questions concerning overlooked attributions of the Achievement Gap. This study argues that the gap is influenced not simply by skin color, but intra-racial dynamics, stigma consciousness, and historical literacy.