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ERIC Number: ED003294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Oct
Pages: 354
Abstractor: N/A
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IMPROVING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH STUDENTS' SELF-CONCEPT ENHANCEMENT--SELF-CONCEPT OF ABILITY AND SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT, II.
BROOKOVER, WILBUR B.; AND OTHERS
THIS STUDY'S PURPOSE WAS TO ENHANCE THE SELF-CONCEPT OF ABILITY OF LOW-ACHIEVING, JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND, SUBSEQUENTLY, INCREASE THEIR ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH--(1) MODIFICATION OF IMAGES AND EXPECTATIONS HELD BY PARENTS, (2) DIRECT CONTACT WITH AN "EXPERT," COMMUNICATING INFORMATION TO ENHANCE SELF-CONCEPT OF ABILITY, AND (3) INTERACTION WITH A COUNSELOR, HOLDING POSITIVE AND HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR THE STUDENTS. THREE 1-YEAR EXPERIMENTS WITH NINTH-GRADE STUDENTS AND A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF APPROXIMATELY 500 STUDENTS IN AN URBAN SCHOOL SYSTEM REVEALED THAT A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN BOTH SELF-CONCEPT OF ABILITY AND GRADE-POINT AVERAGE WAS EFFECTED BY WORKING WITH PARENTS WHO REPRESENTED ACADEMIC SIGNIFICANCE TO THEIR CHILDREN. "EXPERT" AND COUNSELING TREATMENTS FAILED TO INDUCE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN EITHER SELF-CONCEPT OR ACHIEVEMENT. REFER TO ED 002 946 FOR PRECEEDING INVESTIGATIONS IN THE SUBJECT AREA. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN; Michigan (East Lansing)