Racial differences in the impact of mathematics training at a manpower development program

Michael E. Gordon, Richard D. Arvey, William C. Daffron, Dennis L. Umberger

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Abstract

Investigated the impact of mathematics instruction on the measured numerical competence of 80 black and 83 white trainees in a successful manpower development project. The California Achievement Test-junior high school level-was administered at successive 6-wk intervals over a 6-mo period. Results reveal a significant Race * Training interaction which indicated that the whites profited more from the instruction than did the blacks. Findings imply that racial differences in measured mathematical competence are not reduced by training but may in fact be increased. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-258
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1974

Keywords

  • racial differences, mathematics training at manpower development program, black vs white adult trainees

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