The Impact of Race and Social Acceptance on the Achievement Gap

Disturbing Trends:

Dr. Regina Rei Lamourelle with Dr. Thomas Fuller-Rowell and Ugo Uche

According to the results of a new study, there is a social and emotional cost for academic achievement for blacks and Native Americans that whites do not have to pay. Our guest asserts that this cost may explain some of the hidden factors driving the so called achievement gap. What are these social costs? How precisely do they impact achievement in these two ethnic groups? Can the cost be reduced or eliminated?

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Dr. Thomas Fuller-Rowell is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan. He received his PhD in developmental psychology and has also worked for a civil rights organization in Buffalo, NY. Ugo Uche holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Warren Wilson College, a Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University, and is currently a licensed professional counselor with the state of Arizona.
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