Psyc4220 Week 12 Notes
Psyc4220 Week 12 Notes PSYC 4220
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This 0 page Class Notes was uploaded by Caitlin Conner on Monday November 2, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 4220 at University of Georgia taught by Kacy Welsh in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 38 views. For similar materials see Developmental Psychology in Psychlogy at University of Georgia.
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Date Created: 11/02/15
PSYC4220 WEEK 12 NOTES November 2 2015 Individual accountability is becoming more and more important Standardized tests individual performance evaluated by comparing score to average score of large number of similar individuals 0 Achievement tests tests designed to assess speci c information learned in school Compare performance to other kids of same grade Bettercomprehensive portfolio of student s work Teachers Effective teachers are typically similar to authoritative parents 0 Warm approachable high expectations exible Caring relationships are especially important for kids from low SES at risk of learning dif culties 0 But more likely to have sensitive supportive relationship with high SES kids Teacher expectancy effect or educational selfful lling prophesy when an educator s expectations for a student actually bring about the expected behavior Has large impact on low achieving students How well does US education system work 0 International studies of reading math and science Hong Kong Korea Japantop performers Canada in top tier USaverage sometimes below average 0 US instruction less challenging Rely on memorization little depth 0 Performance varies greatly between schoosack of equity in educational opportunities 0 Factors that support high achievement Cultural valuing of education Emphasis on effort 0 Instead of natural ability US High quality education for all More time for instruction 0 School day is longermore breaks eld tripsextracurricular activities 0 School year50 days longer Homeschooling o 24 of kids in US Why 0 Parents believe they39ll so a betterjob Want kid to get individual attention 0 Want kid to learn certain religiousmoral beliefs 0 Want to protect against unwanted socialcultural in uences Child has special needs 0 8 have a disability How effective 0 Research is scarce no good largescale experimental data 0 Smaller less controlled studies No difference in social emotional development Above average on standardized tests equally likely to enroll in college Closer to parents family 0 Critics 0 00000 November 4 2015 o DEBATE November 62015 0 EXAM 3 Unfair comparison selfselected High SES invested parenting What about peer interaction Experiencing diversity Technology Lack of trained parents Homeschooling networks