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Self and others

This category involved one’s sense of belonging to one or more groups. Belonging has included one’s status within the groups, which can differ. A person may have high status membership in some groups and low status membership in others. This happens simultaneously. Sense of belonging within groups impacts motivation to learn (Marzano, 1998). Examination of this category was limited to relationships between the participants and their teachers. Supportive teachers tended to promote an inclusive environment. Teachers who blamed students for not understanding the academic subjects tended to create exclusionary environments.

Participants perceived themselves as having low status in terms of the role of student regarding relationships with teachers at the comprehensive high school. Each student was cognizant of the qualitative difference in responses and feedback from different teachers. The behavior of educators influenced student perceptions of self in negative and positive ways. Beth described negative relationships with teachers,

My Mom died and most of my teachers knew it but did not express any sympathy. It seemed to me that my personal tragedy did not matter to them at all. It was the darkest time in my life. I felt my heart ripped from inside of me. My teachers did not reach out to me.

Peter recognized that being labeled “at-risk” seemed to automatically relegate him to being a low status group membership,

Because I was labeled “at-risk,” my teachers treated me differently. I noticed they did not spend as much time with me as those doing well. One teacher gave paper extensions to other students, but did not cut me any slack. I felt that I was less important than other students because I was “at-risk.” The teachers gave up on me and judged me because I was not on track to graduate.

Tyrone indicated his perception of experiences of being singled out by teachers as a way of undermining his relationships with other students: “My teachers would sometimes make me do things aloud just because they know I wasn’t good at it. They saw that making me do it out loud would embarrass me. It made relating to others difficult.” Kathy shared about being treated differently based on degrees of success: “Teachers were more personal with successful students and they spent more time working with them. They wanted relationships with their better students.” Jamie felt as if his low status in the group made attempts to interact with his teachers difficult: “I was not able to talk to my teachers about things. So I usually failed. When I knew I was going to fail I skipped going to classes. I gave up hope.”

In one environment these students were in low status academic groups. They had not control over their relationships with negative teachers. They transferred to a different school culture and began shifting their self-beliefs from hopelessness and despair to the potential to succeed. This led to perceptions of all participants that they were in an inclusive environment beyond labeling. They began to gain a positive sense of self and others. Jose stated that sense of belonging was based on positive relationships with teachers: “I think that teachers showed they wanted by have a relationship with you because they were genuinely interested in what was going on in your life. These teachers genuinely cared.” Kathy described the power of relationships with positive teachers: “They were with me on a personal level. We discussed what I needed to do and they worked to help me finish successfully.” Rosa revealed relationships with caring teachers transcended simply interacting on the basis of academics: “Even if you needed help with your personal life you could talk to them, they were there.” Jaime echoed similar sentiments regarding the quality of relationships: “I was cared about as a person. Adults wanted to know who you were as a person. They actually cared to know you.”

Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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