Stereotypes of Minorities and Education

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Show simple item record Allen, Jean en Webber, Melinda en
dc.contributor.editor Ratuva, S en 2019-09-19T03:04:23Z en 2019 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-981-13-0242-8 en
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dc.description.abstract Stereotyping is a phenomenon that impacts a range of people from diverse racial groups, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, and socioeconomic statuses. While all people are subject to stereotyping, the development of the process of stereotype threat (Steele, Am Psychol 52(6):613–629, 1997) has provided insight into how people from ethnically diverse groups are negatively impacted by stereotype threat to a greater extent than those from dominant ethnic groups. Extensive social-psychological research on minority test performance demonstrates that ethnically diverse students suffer underperformance due to their response to stereotype threat in the academic domain. These threats, which are a result of stereotypical beliefs, impact ethnically diverse students in a plethora of ways. In the Aotearoa New Zealand educational context, impacts from stereotype threat hold especially damaging consequences for Māori and Pacific students. The persistent disparities in educational opportunities and achievement for Māori and Pacific students are created and sustained by negative academic stereotypes that characterize these students as lacking in academic potential, motivation, and engagement with education. This chapter highlights how the stereotypes about Māori and Pacific student potential have a life of their own and can powerfully shape the educational opportunities and experiences of Māori and Pacific students. We end this chapter by suggesting concrete ways to mitigate stereotype threat, building upon the existing strengths of Māori and Pacific students. en
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dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan en
dc.relation.ispartof The Palgrave Handbook of Ethnicity en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
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dc.title Stereotypes of Minorities and Education en
dc.type Book Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-981-13-0242-8_107-1 en
pubs.begin-page 1407 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en en
pubs.end-page 1426 en Singapore en
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pubs.elements-id 777302 en Education and Social Work en Te Puna Wananga en
pubs.number 72 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-07-26 en 2019-02-25 en

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