ERIC Number: ED409609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Expectations for Students. ERIC Digest, Number 116.
Not all schools and teachers maintain uniformly high expectations for all students. Evidence suggests that schools can improve student learning by encouraging teachers and students to set their sights high. This digest synthesizes recent research about teachers' expectations and the ways in which teachers' expectations affect student performance; the ways in which teachers' beliefs translate into differential behavior toward students; other factors that influence expectations of students; students' attitudes toward and perceptions of expectations; and the ways in which teachers can maintain high expectations. Because teachers' expectations for students tend to be self-fulfilling, teachers should regularly examine their own attitudes and beliefs and treat their students as if they already are eager learners. (Contains 11 references). (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance, Student Attitudes, Student Development, Student Educational Objectives, Student Placement, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, 5207 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5207.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.