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Welcoming Statements

Kathleen McCartney

category: Research

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Conference

June 2007

Welcoming Statements


Last Year’s Conference and How We’re Building On What We Learned

Ronald Ferguson

category: Research

tags: parenting, peers, peer culture, school reform, teacher quality, college, out-of-school time, youth

Conference

June 2007

Ferguson provides a summary of key factors presented at the 2006 AGI Conference that contribute to the nation's achievement gaps.

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Race, Politics and Sex: Understanding the Attitudes and Behaviors of African American Youth

Cathy Cohen

category: Research

tags: black youth, youth culture, music, racism, politics, youth, hip-hop

Conference

June 2007

Cohen explores why the same black youths’ behaviors often do not align with their mostly conventional aspirations. Cohen suggests that black youths’ feelings of being devalued culturally and “locked out” of opportunities structurally may explain some of the misalignment between their aspirations and behaviors.

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How Racial Stereotypes Color Self-Perceptions of Ability and Why it Matters.

Joshua Aronson

category: Research

tags: stereotype threat, IQ, theories of intelligence

Conference

June 2007

Aronson presents research on stereotype threat and academic performance. His recent school intervention results in Texas demonstrate that performance can be substantially improved with psychological interventions that include using concepts of malleable intelligence and role models for students.

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