Teachers facing school failure: the social valorization of effort in the school context

@article{Matteucci2007TeachersFS,
  title={Teachers facing school failure: the social valorization of effort in the school context},
  author={Maria Cristina Matteucci},
  journal={Social Psychology of Education},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={29-53}
}
This paper describes two studies concerning teachers’ classroom interventions facing school failure. The role of two main variables is investigated: the lack of effort as a cause of failure students are held responsible for by teachers, and teacher’s social representations of intelligence. The first study (Study 1) explored the impact of “lack of effort” causal attribution for student’s failure on the intervention strategies adopted by 122 high school teachers. Study 2 analyzed the impact of… CONTINUE READING

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