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ERIC Number: ED039179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 42
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Teacher Expectancies: Their Effect upon Peer Acceptance.
Jacobs, John F.
A sociometric evaluation, conducted in Idylwild Elementary School, Gainesville, Florida, examined acceptance by one's childhood peers in social and academic situations. A 20 percent stratified random sample of the 402 students was designated the experimental group, with the rest serving as controls. Teachers were told that experimental group members showed unusual promise for classroom leadership, and then after 10 weeks all classrooms were evaluated again. Differences in pre- and posttest scores on tests of social acceptance were found, and the differences in gain scores between the experimental and control groups were tested for significance. It was concluded that teacher expectancy, as developed in this study, did not effect changes in the peer acceptance of experimental group members in either social or academic situations. It is suggested that further research be done in this field using more sensitive tests for measuring social position, letting a longer time elapse between pre- and posttests, and using methods to insure teacher credulity of experimentally designated expectations. (A bibliography is appended.) (RT)
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Note: Paper presented at annual meeting, AERA, Minneapolis, 1970