Reaching Higher / Edition 1

Reaching Higher / Edition 1

by Rhona S. Weinstein
     
 

Drawing upon a generation of research on self-fulfilling prophecies in education, Reaching Higher argues that our expectations of children are often too low. Weinstein shows that children typed early as "not very smart" can go on to accomplish far more than is expected of them by an educational system with too narrow a definition of ability. She faults theSee more details below

Overview

Drawing upon a generation of research on self-fulfilling prophecies in education, Reaching Higher argues that our expectations of children are often too low. Weinstein shows that children typed early as "not very smart" can go on to accomplish far more than is expected of them by an educational system with too narrow a definition of ability. She faults the system, pointing out that teachers themselves are harnessed by policies that do not enable them to reach higher for all children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674016194
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
794,253
Product dimensions:
0.82(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • I. Reframing the Debate: What Children Can Become

    • 1. Colliding Expectations of Family and School
    • 2. Turning Points in Research on Expectations: Toward an Ecological Paradigm
    • 3. Revisiting Educational Self-Fulfilling Prophecies


  • II. Expectations in Classrooms: Through the Eyes of Students

    • 4. Children Talk about Expectations for Achievement
    • 5. Differences among Classroom Achievement Cultures
    • 6. Children’s Lives in Contrasting Classrooms
    • 7. Achievement Histories of Vulnerability and Resilience


  • III. Expectations in Systems: Through the Eyes of Educators

    • 8. Changing a Stratified School Culture
    • 9. A School Culture for the Fullest Development
    • 10. Achievement Cultures for University Faculty


  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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