Student Achievement: A Factor in Classroom Dynamics?

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This study examined differences in interaction patterns between teachers and high and low achieving and high and low expectation students. Records of verbal teacher-student interactions, both public and private, were obtained through videotaping ten grade 3 and grade 6 classes during mathematics and language lessons. Teachers tended to interact most frequently with high achieving and high expectancy students, particularly at the grade 6 level, but consistently spent more time waiting for and interacting with low achieving and low expectation students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-141
Number of pages9
JournalThe Exceptional Child
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1987

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