Notes 4-23 exam 4

Notes 4-23 exam 4 - C riticism: Perpetuates elitism through...

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Criticism: Perpetuates elitism through “tracking” Self-fulfilling prophecy Pygmalion effect “Teachers can bring their expectations to life.” Social class of parents affects teachers’ expectations/perceptions of their students K12 enrollment at all time high, over 50 million in 2007- largely a function of immigration Solutions Improve teacher retention 2001 stats show that 40% k12 teacher leave teaching in 5 years Why? Pay, lack of respect (mostly women), working with kids Longer school year Ex. Japan 240 days, U.S. 180 days U.S. based on Colonial/Agriculture Economy- we aren’t that anymore More discipline at school Rutter Report- a study of the British school system- finds “School climate” to be crucial in learning Supportive home environment **Coleman report- A U.S. study- showed family background- “cultural capital” to be the most important factor in achievement test scores Parents’ income and education Parents’ interest in children For example, only half the US parents with children fewer than 9, say they
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