Mexican-American women and mathematics: Participation, aspirations, and achievement

Patricia Maccorquodale

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Concern over the declining technological advantage of the United States has focused attention upon the fundamental math and science training provided by schools. Although basic preparation in math and science for all students needs improvement, the performance of several social groups is especially problematic. Insofar as girls and most minority students are less well prepared in mathematics, their access to higher education, particularly in science, mathematics, engineering, and other technical fields, is severely limited. Society suffers from an inability to utilize the potential of these youth and from increasing economic disparities between members of different racial, ethnic, and gender groups. The crucial issue is identification of the factors that discourage female and minority students from obtaining adequate preparation in mathematics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLinguistic and Cultural Influences on Learning Mathematics
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781136562563
ISBN (Print)0898598761, 9780898598766
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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