Student Social Class and Teacher Expectations : The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Ghetto Education

  title={Student Social Class and Teacher Expectations : The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Ghetto Education},
  author={Ray C. Rist},
Many studies have shown that academic achievement is highly correlated with social class. Few, however, have attempted to explain exactly how the school helps to reinforce the class structure of the society. In this article Dr. Rist reports the results of an observational study of one class of ghetto children during their kindergarten, firstand second-grade years. He shows how the kindergarten teacher placed the children in reading groups which reflected the social class composition of the… CONTINUE READING

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