Having a growth mindset may help buffer students from low-income families from the effects of poverty on academic achievement, researchers found in a large-scale, first-of-its kind study of 168,000 10th-grade students in Chile. But poor students studied by researchers were also less likely to have a growth mindset than their higher income peers, researchers found.Source:
Evie Blad, Education Week July 18, 2016Description:
Students with a growth mindset believe that skill and academic strength can be developed through effort and practice. That’s contrasted with students with a fixed mindset, who believe their intelligence and skill sets are unchangeable, like eye color. Dweck’s previous research has found that interventions that help students develop more of a growth mindset can have positive effects on their academic achievement. This new study expands on those findings, showing them in nationwide data, and it explores how mindsets interact with family income to affect school achievement.
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