ERIC Number: ED074067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Elementary School Teachers' Differential Classroom Interaction with Children as a Function of Differential Expectations of Pupil Achievements.
Jeter, Jan T.; Davis, O. L., Jr.
The purposes of this study were to determine whether fourth grade social studies teachers verbally interacted differently with pupils as a function of differential expectations of pupil achievement and to determine whether fourth grade social studies teachers verbally interacted differently with boys and girls. Data were collected using the Brophy-Good dyadic observation system. Results revealed that teachers differ significantly in their teaching behavior with respect to high- and low-expectation pupils. However, teachers did not discriminate differentially between boys and girls. The findings of the study suggest that teachers probably do communicate differential performance expectations to different pupils through their classroom behavior, and the nature of this differential treatment is such as to encourage the pupils to respond in ways which would confirm teacher expectancies. (A 20-item bibliography is included.) (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, La., February 25-March 1, 1973