Self-Fulfilling Prophecy / Edition 1

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy / Edition 1

by Robert T. Tauber
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275955036

ISBN-13: 9780275955038

Pub. Date: 02/01/1997

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

What we expect, all too often, is exactly what we get. Nowhere is this more true than in education, where teachers' expectations of students are crucial. The self-fulfilling prophecy should be of great interest to teachers, both those in training and those in service. Whether or not a teacher is aware of it, the self-fulfilling prophecy is at work, impacting students…  See more details below

Overview

What we expect, all too often, is exactly what we get. Nowhere is this more true than in education, where teachers' expectations of students are crucial. The self-fulfilling prophecy should be of great interest to teachers, both those in training and those in service. Whether or not a teacher is aware of it, the self-fulfilling prophecy is at work, impacting students either to their benefit or their detriment. It follows that teachers should be made aware of the SFP and how it can be used effectively in education. Using the new on-line research facilities, Dr. Tauber has compiled over 700 doctoral dissertations and countless journal articles on stereotyping, perception of social differences, race, gender, ethnicity, body features, age, socioeconomic levels, special needs, and other personal and situational factors. The last part of the book presents a collection of testimonials written from the viewpoint of practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275955038
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. ISFP Mechanisms1
1Introduction3
2Mechanisms of the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy17
3The SFP: A Global Perspective33
Pt. IISFP Categories39
4Gender and the SFP43
5Race (African-American) and the SFP49
6Ethnicity and the SFP53
7Given Name and Surname and the SFP59
8Dialect and/or Primary Language and the SFP67
9Attractiveness and the SFP73
10Body Build and the SFP85
11Socioeconomic Levels and the SFP95
12Special Needs Students and the SFP101
13The SFP from the Students' Side of the Desk107
14Preservice and In-Service SFP Training113
Pt. IIISFP Applications121
15Practitioner Testimonials123
Expectations: Elementary to Elementary Success123
Preparing White Teachers to Teach in Classrooms of Color - Expectations Count!125
A Secondary School Principal's View of the Importance of Expectations128
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: The Communication Connection130
Impact of the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy on Special Education132
A Vocational-Technical School Counselor's View of the SFP135
Gender Equity and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy136
Hispanics' School Failure: Which Came First, the Expectations or the Reality?139
Impact of Expectations on Children's Physical Activity142
Teachers' Dress and Its Impact on Students' Expectations145
Constructing Selfs and Others146
A Teacher Educator's View of the SFP148
16ERIC and the SFP151
Bibliography161
Index179

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