ERIC Number: ED217100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Shaping Teacher Expectations for Minority Girls. A Teacher Training Module.
Bryant, Brenda L.
This is a training module designed to help teachers convey expectations that lead to academic success among students, especially minority girls. The module was based on the recognition that low teacher expectations have contributed significantly to many minority girls' failure to achieve as much academic success as other students in American schools. The module consists of three units, each of which contains 1) a content outline; 2) suggested steps for teaching the content; 3) opening exercises to introduce concepts and ideas; 4) resource information from which the trainer can develop lectures; 5) group activities to reinforce concepts introduced in the lecture; and 6) exercises to help individual trainees gain a more in-depth understanding of key concepts. The units allow teachers to identify examples of teacher expectations; examine how expectations influence educational progress; identify sources of expectations; distinguish between realistic and biased expectations; and sharpen skills in communicating clear, realistic expectations to students. An annotated bibliography includes selected resources on race and sex bias in instructional materials, career guidance for minority girls, and background information on minority women. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Influences, Educational Background, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Self Concept, Sex Bias, Social Discrimination, Socioeconomic Background, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Creative Learning, Inc., Washington, DC.