ERIC Number: EJ794761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Mexican-American Students' Perceptions of Teachers' Expectations: Do Perceptions Differ Depending on Student Achievement Levels?
Bae, Soung; Holloway, Susan D.; Li, Jin; Bempechat, Janine
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v40 n2 p210-225 Jun 2008
This exploratory study examines the learning beliefs of high and low achieving, low-income Mexican-American students. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 11 ninth grade students. The qualitative analysis shows that students' perceptions of their teachers' expectations of a "good" student or a "not so good" student did not differ along achievement lines. However, the students' perceptions about what it means to be a good student differentiated the low-achievers from the high-achievers. This study's findings may be used to inform educators about Mexican-American students' orientation towards school and learning, in hopes for creating more equitable educational settings where all students achieve to their fullest potential.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Grade 9, Mexican Americans, High Achievement, Low Achievement, Interviews, Low Income, Equal Education, Educational Environment
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A