I wonder if there's been research into the details of what the teachers did-- more praise, more focused instruction, higher standards, more encouragement.....

And of course, whether the research has been replicated.

And of course, whether the research has been replicated.

There are ethics problems with getting the study design approved again so no. But as far as I understand there a larger body of research that indicates that expectations have a large influence on behavior. I never digged into the actual papers, so if someone spent more time looking into the subject, I would also happy to hear about it.

1Nornagest6yMy first guess would be "more charitable readings of their work". What's evidence of missing the point in someone you think of as an idiot might be evidence of a creative solution in someone you think of as a genius, and kids' answers are often ambiguous.

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