Parental Expectations for Students with Disabilities
Parents’ expectations shape children’s success in school and beyond.
That's true for students without disabilities. And new evidence says the same for students with disabilities.
Parental expectations have been linked to an adolescent’s academic achievement, school engagement, college attendance, occupational attainment, and adjustment to working life. Parents may transmit their expectations through covert and overt behaviors, and high expectations result in relatively high positive outcomes for their children. Read more.
Puntambekar Brings International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to UW–Madison
This week marks a significant milestone for Sadhana Puntambekar. Amazon.com will begin selling a two-volume account of the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer-Support Collaborative Learning (CSCL), eight months after Puntambekar served as chief organizer of the conference, which took place for the first time at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
“It marks the end of four years of work,” Puntambekar said. Read more.
School Context Shapes Peer Ethnic Discrimination
As with other forms of bullying, students who are verbally or physically harassed because of their membership in an ethnic group suffer declines in their psychological, social, and academic health.
Students who experience such “peer ethnic discrimination” report lower self-esteem and higher levels of depressive symptoms. They perform less well in school, view school as less important, and report less academic motivation, compared to students who report rarely experiencing discrimination. Read more.