Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Education Is All in Your Mind

Food for thought - here's an excerpt:
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Just telling students that their intelligence is under their own control improves their effort on school work and performance. In two separate studies, Mr. Aronson and others taught black and Hispanic junior high school students how the brain works, explaining that the students possessed the ability, if they worked hard, to make themselves smarter. This erased up to half of the difference between minority and white achievement levels.
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See the whole article at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/08/opinion/08nisbett.html

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