Teachers’ expectations as a factor influencing African-American students’ academic achievement and classroom behavior

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Title: Teachers’ expectations as a factor influencing African-American students’ academic achievement and classroom behavior
Author: Gupta, Anusree
Abstract: Teachers’ expectations for African-American students and the role of students’ race in teachers’ expectations is the focus of this report. Several studies have indicated that teacher expectations not only influence African-American students’ academic achievement, but also their classroom behavior. Studies have also suggested that low teacher expectations are a result of a combination of various factors such as teacherstudent race, low socioeconomic background and cultural differences. Low expectations based on incorrect information may lead to self-fulfilling prophecies. This report also sheds light on ways in which school counselors could contribute in changing and sustaining teacher expectations and promoting culture-relevant teaching strategies.
Subject: Teachers expectations African-American students Academic achievement Classroom behavior Culture-relevant teaching strategies
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-05-896
Date: 2010-05

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