Mind-Sets and Equitable Education
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This article identifies two mind-sets about students’ intelligence; that is, either intelligence is static, or intelligence can grow. This article states: “Only in growth mind-set cultures, where teachers and administrators are encouraged to fulfill their potential, will they be able to help their students fulfill their potential in schools that are free of bias.”
This article emphasizes the importance, in closing the achievement gap, of supporting students’ emergent self-esteem and their desire to learn. The clearly written article may be useful for parents, teachers, principals, and professional developers, and may facilitate further discussion and research.