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ERIC Number: EJ1118039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-3324
Galatea and Pygmalion Glances: Perception and Strategies of the "Other" in Front of (Pre)judices
Termes López, Andreu
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v20 n1 p132-145 2017
One of the most universally recognized mechanisms in the sociology of education is the Pygmalion effect: the expectations and prejudices of teachers (from a position of power), projected onto the students, have the potential to become a self-fulfilled prophecy--either positive either stigmatizing. But what elements are used to build these expectations? In this interaction how relate Pygmalion (professors and directors expectations) and Galatea (stigmatized students strategies)? What institutional and political alternatives can be used to combat these--racist?--prejudices? Based on a research of young immigrants pathways from various ethno-racial groups (mostly Latinos), over the period 2007-2011, this article exposes that: moreover than the critical importance of teachers in students' pathways, it is also important reconsider how the perceptions and strategies of stigmatized students are nuanced, ambivalent, and creative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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