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ERIC Number: ED477563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Body Size and Teacher Bias: Exploring Teacher Ability Perceptions of Overweight Girls at the Start of School.
Smith, Julia; Niemi, Nancy
This study examines the relationship between girls' body size and their intellectual abilities as perceived by their classroom teachers. The study aims to show that girls' body size has a negative relationship to teachers' perception of their intellect, even in the earliest grades where puberty has not yet become a factor in children's development. The study will show that the more overweight the girl, the less intellectually capable her teacher rates her. (Contains 28 references and 3 tables.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A