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1995

Educational Psychology

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Literacy And Cultural Differences: An Afterword, Daniel A. Wagner Jan 1995

Literacy And Cultural Differences: An Afterword, Daniel A. Wagner

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Within the educational research community, social, cultural, and linguistic interpretations of group differences have become increasingly prevalent. Whether one considers infant care, women at work, or IQ scores, there is no shortage of research that describes the various social attributes that "must have" led to such differences. As a number of chapters in this volume have indicated, a cultural explanation seems far more palatable—and allows for more societal intervention—that predecessor biological (read racial) claims. Yet, what do we really know about how societal interventions can take place effectively in a given educational domain or for individuals with different ...