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Pygmalion in the Classroom: Teacher Expectation and Pupil's Intellectual Development / Edition 1

Pygmalion in the Classroom: Teacher Expectation and Pupil's Intellectual Development / Edition 1

by Robert Rosenthal, Lenore JacobsonRobert Rosenthal
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The anticipatory expectations of teachers towards children's intellectual ability has a significant impact on children's actual intellectual growth, argues this book. The authors review supportive evidence from the literature and present the results of their own experiment. In their study, teachers were led to believe that 20% of their students, randomly selected, were likely to show an intellectual "spurt" in the coming year. The authors argue that the selected children showed considerably more intellectual growth than their peers. The implications of the study should be obvious to those worried about the effects of race, class, and gender in the classroom. This is a paperbound reprint of the 1992 expanded edition. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904424062
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
Publication date: 05/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 805,649
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Newly Expanded Editionv
1The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
1.Everyday Life3
2.The Healing Professions11
3.Behavioral Science21
4.Behavior Science: Intellectual Performance and Learning31
2Teacher Expectation
5.The Disadvantaged Child47
6.The Oak School Experiment61
7.The Magic Children of Galatea72
8.Teachers' Assessments98
9.The Process of Blooming121
10.Pygmalion's Medium149
11.Some Methodological Considerations164
12.Summary and Implications174
Shaw's Summary183
4Pygmalion Effects: An Addendum

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