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CAREER: HOW URBAN ADOLESCENTS COME TO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS MATHEMATICIANS

Agency:
NSF

National Science Foundation

Project Number:
1350814
Contact PI / Project Leader:
MATTHEWS, JAMAAL S
Awardee Organization:
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Description

Abstract Text:
In this CAREER award, the investigator will study how African American and Latino middle and high school students construct their sense of self-identity with and in mathematics and the role that teachers play in helping to shape those self-opinions. This is important because many students, particularly in urban settings, have a poor sense of their own potential in mathematics learning which restricts their attainment in high school and future college studies. If researchers can better understand how students form these opinions of their own abilities, future programs could be designed to improve this situation.

The project has two specific research objectives: (1) to examine how teacher socialization messages in urban math classrooms relate to students' construction of math identities, and (2) to trace how math identities form and change over time, from middle school to the transition into high school. This project will also model how these various identities predict math achievement outcomes. Survey methodology, semi-structured interviews, and cognitive assessments will be employed to address these objectives. For his CAREER award education plan, the investigator proposes to train undergraduate students to mentor urban middle school students around math identity building and self-efficacy issues. Results of this research will be disseminated through peer-reviewed journal articles and conferences and presentations.
Project Terms:
Address; Adolescent; African American; Award; career; Cognitive; college; design; education planning; Future; high school; High School Student; improved; Interview; journal article; junior high school; Latino; mathematical ability; mathematical learning; Mathematics; Mentors; Middle School Student; Modeling; Outcome; Peer Review; Play; programs; Research; Research Personnel; Role; Self Efficacy; Shapes; Socialization; Structure; Students; Survey Methodology; symposium; teacher; Time; Training; undergraduate student

Details

Contact PI / Project Leader Information:
Name:  MATTHEWS, JAMAAL S
Other PI Information:
Not Applicable
Awardee Organization:
Name:  MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT GOVERNMENT
City:  MONTCLAIR    
Country:  UNITED STATES
Congressional District:
State Code:  NJ
District:  11
Other Information:
Fiscal Year: 2014
Award Notice Date: 12-Jul-2014
DUNS Number: 053506184
Project Start Date: 15-Jul-2014
Budget Start Date:
CFDA Code: 47.076
Project End Date: 30-Jun-2019
Budget End Date:
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FY Total Cost
2014 NSF

National Science Foundation

$133,808

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