M.A. in Educational Leadership
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Academic achievement; Underachievers--Education--United States
The purpose of this study was to identify, evaluate, and develop strategies to eliminate barriers in the educational setting that negatively impact minority students' motivation to achieve academic success. Major aspects of the methodology plan included a self-guided survey with two open-ended questions. The sample size was approximately 106 elementary school students from Oak Valley Elementary School in Deptford, New Jersey. The data analysis method assessed students' and parents' beliefs as to the cause of poor academic motivation and performance in relation to the academic achievement gap. The survey responses revealed several ideas and suggestions that may be instrumental in improving students' overall motivation and attitude toward school.
Shoemaker, Deborah C., "Identifying social, cultural, and pedagogical factors that contribute to minority students' low academic achievement" (2005). Theses and Dissertations. 1080.