Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Given the interest and scholarship generated by legal writing professors regarding the reliability of student evaluations generally and, more specifically, the research showing a correlation between expected grades and student rating of professors, I thought some of you might be interested in this article from yesterday's NYT: "Student Expectations Seen as Causing Grade Disputes."
Among other things, the study by University of California researchers suggests that college students may develop a sense of entitlement in high school that if they do the reading and show up for class, they should get a "good" grade. In response to this phenomenon, at least one university has started a program to help college freshmen learn about what it means to, well, learn.
The full study by Professor Ellen Greenberger is entitled “Self-Entitled College Students: Contributions of Personality, Parenting, and Motivational Factors,” and can be found in The Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
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