Organizational Dynamics: Tracking/ Ability grouping
Tracking : Organizational Mechanism that Affects:
Academic & career counseling
Questions to think about:
What is t
Study PowerPoint ideas and concepts
Stand and deliver- ability beliefs
When is cheating most likely to happen: fixed theory
How cheating relates to ability beliefs
When is praise a good thing and when is it a bad thing?
High expectation approaches:
Escalante & Co.
o Teachers taking responsibility for student learning.
o No child left behind act
Focuses on predetermined curriculum
Focuses on educational assessment
The Self and Academics
What is the self?
o The concept or set of ideas that oneself refers to when one says Me
o Beliefs about and perceptions of ones own person
Where does the content of ones self concept come from?
Beliefs about ability
The scientific study of intelligence:
Scientific theories try to define and conceptualize the nature of human mental
o What is it?
o Where does it come from?
o How stable/flexible is it?
o How measureable is it?
Lecture Notes- Attributions and Motivation
The WHY question:
Why must we know the why question?
o Behavior: present and future
o Relating ones actions to the outcomes
Attributions: subjective explanations for w
Oakes, J., & Guiton, G. (1995). Matchmaking: The dynamics of high school tracking decisions.
American Educational Research Journal, 32, 3-33
Low income and non-Asian students tend to take remedial courses while whites, Asians, an
Soc. 463- The Psychology of Education
Social Science Approaches to Education
BROAD theoretical framework:
Functionalist theory: (Durkheim, Parsons) all society hangs together organically.
Different institutions fulfill different functions in t
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Soc. 463- Psychology of Education
Academic dishonesty- social-psychological issue
A social-psychological perspective on a familiar topic: college students are less likely
to cheat than high school students because they have to pay for their e
Soc 463- The psychology of Education
Social Psychology, Interaction, and Social Structure
Women in the natural sciences:
2 women winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics
4 women winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
10 women winners of the Novel Prize i
What do you learn in School?
How does school shape who you are?
Self concept and identity
Goals and values
The importance of test scores
Who gets good grades, who gets not so good grades?
Are grades assigned fairly?
What is the relationship between test scores and grades in school?
What are the consequences of good and bad grades?
Cultural capital: ins
Race and Achievement
o African Americans vs. Whites
o Latinos vs. Whites
o Native Americans vs. Whites
o African Americans vs. Asians
o Latinos vs. Asians
o Native Americans vs. Asians
o Whites vs. Asians