Unformatted text preview: intelligence and smarts towards the right things in life. From the Rosenthal effect, we see that low expectations only decrease the students desire to learn and willingness to do well in school. The main problem with his is the fact that his foster families could care less about what Will did leading to a buildup of emotions, isolation and picking fights just for fun. After meeting the therapist, he finally sees that he is still important and relating to the therapist makes him feel that he has self-worth. By taking extra time and devoting more attention to Will, he is able to use his gift in a positive way which should have been doing his whole life. Another point to make is his gift and abilities have been overlooked by countless authority figures because of their mindset and stereotypes about students like Will- the lower class kids who supposedly do not care and so not want to learn....
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- Fall '08
- Psychology, low expectations, upper class kid