Impact of Community Service Learning on Middle School African and Latino Americans' Understanding of Mathematics

Impact of Community Service Learning on Middle School African and Latino Americans' Understanding of Mathematics

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The purpose of this study is to examine how community service learning affects students' engagement and mathematical understanding of geometric transformations. Six African American and four Latino American sixth grade students participated in the study. These students attended an after-school community learning service activity over the course of a semester. The community service activity centered on promoting art and culture awareness in their school while the academic goal focused on geometric transformations. The questions that guided the study are (1) how can community service learning engage African and Latino Americans in learning geometry, and (2) what is the nature of African and Latino Americans' growth in understandings of geometric transformations.... were recruited from an International Baccalaureate magnet middle school located in an urban city in the Southeast. ... This program requires middle school students to complete community service hours. ... Given that the study focuses on African and Latino Americans, this school provides an ideal population to sample foranbsp;...


Title:Impact of Community Service Learning on Middle School African and Latino Americans' Understanding of Mathematics
Author:Miranda Dawn Cave
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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