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What Teacher Expects ... (The Self-fulfilling Prophecy)

Directed by Barrie McLean and Kristin Weingartner
Canada, 1971 (documentary, 26 minutes, black and white, English)
What Teacher Expects ... (The Self-fulfilling Prophecy)
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"A film presenting a provocative theory of interest to educators and parents: that a child's performance in school is often closely related to what his teacher expects of him, rather than what an intelligence test might indicate him capable of. Dr. Robert Rosenthal of Harvard University and Dr. Sam Rabinovitch of McGill University and the Montreal Children's Hospital discuss this little-recognized inter-reaction. This theory is demonstrated in teacher-pupil situations where the subject is word-recognition."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Dorothy Courtois, Joseph Koenig
Cinematography: Eugene Boyko, Douglas Kiefer
Film Editing: Kristin Weingartner
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
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