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Document Number: 5693

Highlights from the ETS African American Education Seminar - The seminar notes include several papers. The first proposes affirmative student development be aimed at all economically disadvantaged and undereducated students, regardless of race. The paper by Ellen Frede analyzes preschool programs for low-income children. It finds that in three such programs the initial costs were far less than the overall societal savings, due to decreased reliance on welfare and special education programs, lower rates of arrest and higher levels of high school graduation, college participation, income and home ownership. The paper by Jacqueline Jordan Irvine discusses African American teachers’ perceptions of their role as teachers of African American students. The final section announces the creation of the Edmund W. Gordon Chair for Policy Evaluation & Research at ETS. (Educational Testing Service, Spring 2004)...

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