R-12: Does the Perception of a Student’s Gender Influence Educators’ Expectations Regarding Academic Achievement
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Stereotype threat is a term coined by Joshua Aronson and Claude Steele about how students cope with negative stereotypes about their groups’ intellectual inferiority and the effect it has on students’ academic achievement. This study collected information about primary and secondary teachers’ expectations and opinions of students’ gender on academic abilities in math, science, and social science. Implications of negative gender stereotypes may have a profound impact on students’ academic performance as well as their mental health. Being aware of this phenomenon may be helpful for school psychologists to learn and understand how it can impact educators’ and students’ perceptions and academic achievements.

Tina Lee, graduate student, Azusa Pacific University.

Strand: A, Topic: 13, Skill Level: I