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ERIC Number: EJ799636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
A Consequence of School Grade Labels: Preservice Teachers' Interpretations and Recall of Children's Classroom Behavior
Ladd, Judith A.; Linderholm, Tracy
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v11 n3 p229-241 Aug 2008
This study investigated whether preservice teachers' attitudes surrounding school grade labels influenced interpretations and recall of children's classroom behavior using the automatic attitude activation model (Fazio, In R. M. Sorrentino & E. T. Higgins (Eds.), "Handbook of motivation and cognition: Foundations of social behavior," 1986) as a theoretical framework. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: The expectation of viewing a video of children in schools labeled as "A," "F," or "typical" as result of the school's aggregated student performance on standardized tests. Results indicated that participants who believed that they were viewing a video of an "F" classroom recalled more negative and fewer positive behaviors compared to the "typical" classroom. Likewise, there was a trend for participants to recall more negative and fewer positive behaviors when viewing a video of an "F" compared to an "A" school. Therefore, negative attitudes about a school label of "F" biased preservice teachers' perceptions and memories of children's classroom behaviors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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