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ERIC Number: ED050037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 14
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The Role of Teacher Expectations.
Brophy, Jere E.
Preschool teachers need to acquire more realistic expectations and definitions of their jobs and need to learn how to observe their own behaviors. Members of the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory have observed that preschool teachers offer rewards for learning that are extrinsic to the learning process (e.g., rewarding a reading lesson with playtime), that they suffer from "right answer syndrome," and that they offer global praises such as "good boy" rather than specific praise. The teacher training program at the Laboratory stresses positive attitudes toward learning: Children should be motivated to learn for the joy of learning, teachers should praise children's learning efforts in specific terms, and "wrong" answers should be interpreted as providing a direction for remediation. The training program uses filmed models of teaching, simulation, and microteaching. (LP)
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Note: Paper presented at AERA annual meeting, New York, 1971