Reaching Higher by Rhona S. Weinstein
The Power of Expectations in Schooling

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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.
 

About Rhona S. Weinstein

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Rhona S. Weinstein is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.
 
Published June 30, 2009 by Harvard University Press. 366 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The notion of a "self-fulfilling prophecy" is common parlance in education. Low expectations of students and corresponding differential treatment predictably produce low achievement or fail

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