Stanford GSE study suggests academic benefits to ethnic studies courses

by Brooke Donald, ed.stanford.edu, January 12, 2016
A high school ethnic studies course examining the role of race, nationality and culture on identity and experience boosted attendance and academic performance of students at risk of dropping out, a new study by scholars at Stanford Graduate School of Education found.
The study looked at ethnic studies classes piloted in several San Francisco high schools and compared academic outcomes for students encouraged to enroll in the course with similar students who did not take it.
The researchers found that students not only made gains in attendance and grades, they also increased the number of course credits they earned to graduate… Read more here!

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