The Evolution of Deficit Thinking
Educational Thought and Practice
Edited by Richard R. Valencia
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Evolution of Deficit Thinking by Richard R. Valencia
Book DescriptionDeficit thinking refers to the notion that students, particularly low income minority students, fail in school because they and their families experience deficiencies that obstruct the leaning process (e.g. limited intelligence, lack of motivation, inadequate home socialization). Tracing the evolution of deficit thinking, the authors debunk the pseudo-science and offer more plausible explanations of why students fail.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750706650
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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