Academic Resilience in Mathematics among Poor and Minority Students

  title={Academic Resilience in Mathematics among Poor and Minority Students},
  author={Geoffrey D. Borman and Laura T. Overman},
  journal={The Elementary School Journal},
  pages={177 - 195}
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