The Independent Lens Film American Denial By Gunner Myrdal

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The self-fulfilling prophecy is a concept that I have always found fascinating. It is difficult to understand how the expectations of others can have such an influence in one’s performance at work or school, but there are numerous researches that indicate a relationship between teachers’ expectations and their students’ performance.
Teachers’ expectations are not the only source of influence in students’ performance. In the Independent Lens film American Denial, first aired by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) on February 23, 2015, the authors explain how stereotypes have a strong impact in education. In the film, which follows Gunner Myrdal’s study dated in 1944, An American Dilemma, we learn how the scores of black students on a test significantly
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