ERIC Number: EJ1104224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
An Investigation of the Relationship between Teachers' Expectations and Teachers' Perceptions of Student Attributes
Timmermans, Anneke C.; de Boer, Hester; van der Werf, Margaretha P. C.
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v19 n2 p217-240 Jun 2016
Little is known about factors other than students' abilities and background variables that shape teachers' achievement expectations. This study was aimed at investigating the role of teachers' perceptions of students attributes (working habits, popularity, self-confidence, student--teacher relationships, and classroom behavior) in shaping teachers' expectations. The sample analyzed consisted of 5316 students and 469 classes in grade 6 in Dutch primary education. Teachers had higher expectations for students who they perceived as self-confident and having positive work habits. Differences in expectations between boys and girls could partly be explained by the teachers' perceptions of students' work habits. Teachers differed in the extent to which they let their perceptions of student attributes shape their expectations.
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students, Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Student Characteristics, Grade 6, Self Esteem, Study Habits, Gender Differences, Peer Acceptance, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Behavior, High Stakes Tests, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Correlation, Scores, Multiple Regression Analysis, Social Behavior, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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