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Reaching Higher

The Power of Expectations in Schooling

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$34.00 • £27.95 • €30.50

ISBN 9780674016194

Publication Date: 09/15/2004


366 pages

5-3/4 x 8-7/8 inches


  • Introduction
  • I. Reframing the Debate: What Children Can Become
    • 1. Colliding Expectations of Family and School
    • 2. Turning Points in Research on Expectations: Toward an Ecological Paradigm
    • 3. Revisiting Educational Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
  • II. Expectations in Classrooms: Through the Eyes of Students
    • 4. Children Talk about Expectations for Achievement
    • 5. Differences among Classroom Achievement Cultures
    • 6. Children’s Lives in Contrasting Classrooms
    • 7. Achievement Histories of Vulnerability and Resilience
  • III. Expectations in Systems: Through the Eyes of Educators
    • 8. Changing a Stratified School Culture
    • 9. A School Culture for the Fullest Development
    • 10. Achievement Cultures for University Faculty
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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