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Description - The Evolution of Deficit Thinking by Richard R. Valencia

Deficit thinking refers to the notion that students (particularly low income, minority students) fail in school because such students and their families experience deficiencies that obstruct the learning process (e.g. limited intelligence, lack of motivation and inadequate home socialization). The authors of this text argue that deficit thinking is a pseudo-science founded on racial and class bias. They trace the evolution of deficit thinking from the American colonial period to the present, critiquing the model and offering more plausible explanations of why students fail.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750706643
ISBN-10: 0750706643
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 287
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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