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ERIC Number: ED050038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 23
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The Communication of Teacher Expectations in a Junior High School.
Mendoza, Sonia M.; And Others
The ways teachers differentially treat children for whom they hold different performance expectations were examined. Four seventh-grade teachers were asked to rank their students in order of achievement; rankings were used as the measure of performance expectations. Data on teacher-student interactions were collected during ten or more hours of observation in each classroom with the Brophy-Good Dyadic Coding System. The System, which is used to record the identity of the student, the sequence of interaction, and the direction of initial contact, allows direct study of the ways teachers differentiate among children in providing response opportunities and giving feedback and reinforcement. When teacher rankings and dyadic codings were analyzed, it was found that teachers present students they perceive as high and middle achievers with significantly more response opportunities than students they perceive as low achievers. (Author/LP)
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