ERIC Number: EJ1132499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Altering the Trajectory of the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Asset-Based Pedagogy and Classroom Dynamics
López, Francesca A.
Journal of Teacher Education, v68 n2 p193-212 Mar-Apr 2017
Prior research has contributed to our understanding about the ways teachers communicate their expectations to students, how students perceive differential teacher behaviors, and their effect on students' own perceptions of ability and achievement. Despite more than half a century of this work, historically marginalized students continue to be underrepresented in a vast array of achievement outcomes. Scholars have argued that asset-based pedagogy is essential to effective teaching, but reviews of research repeatedly point to a need for empirical evidence. This article describes a study wherein asset-based practices are applied to a classroom dynamics framework to examine how teachers' asset-based pedagogy beliefs and behaviors are associated with Latino students' ethnic and reading achievement identity. Analyses revealed that teachers' critical awareness moderates their expectancy, resulting in higher achievement; and teachers' critical awareness and expectancy beliefs were found to be directly associated with teachers' behaviors, which were in turn related to students' ethnic and achievement identities. Implications for teacher education are discussed.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Correlation, Hispanic American Students, Ethnicity, Reading Achievement, Identification (Psychology), Teacher Effectiveness, Culturally Relevant Education, Course Content, Language Usage, Magnet Schools, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary Schools, Reading Tests, Standardized Tests, Questionnaires, Self Concept Measures, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes, Statistical Analysis
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Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
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