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DEC Lecture Series: Aspirations, Stereotypes and Educational Choices
MC 13-121, World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC
Aspirations, Stereotypes and Educational Choices
About this Lecture
How do negatively stereotyped groups make educational choices? How do the stereotypes of teachers and peers impact their performance? The talk will bring evidence from different countries and contexts to speak to the above questions. First, it will show that high-achieving immigrant children in Italy’s tracked school system under-aspire compared to native students and will discuss the impact of a large-scale, randomized intervention providing tutoring and career counseling to high-ability immigrant students. Second, it will analyze the role played by teachers’ bias and show that making teachers aware of their negative stereotypes towards immigrants leads to a change in their grading policy. Finally, it will discuss the role of peers’ racial stereotypes in South Africa, and discuss how inter-group contact affects stereotypes and educational performance of different groups.
2018/2019 DEC Lectures
VIEW THE REPLAY: Tuesday, February 6, 2018: Pascaline Dupas, Stanford University
VIEW THE REPLAY: Tuesday, March 13, 2018: Pinelopi Goldberg, Yale University
VIEW THE REPLAY: Tuesday, April 24, 2018: Rohini Pande, Harvard University
VIEW THE REPLAY: Monday, May 21, 2018: Oriana Bandiera, LSE
VIEW THE REPLAY: Monday, June 18, 2018: Rema Hanna, Harvard University
VIEW THE REPLAY: Monday, July 16, 2018: Dina Pomeranz, University of Zurich
VIEW THE REPLAY: Monday, October 22, 2018: Alice Evans, King's College London
VIEW THE REPLAY: Tuesday, November 27, 2018: Gita Gopinath, Harvard University
VIEW THE REPLAY: Wednesday, December 12, 2018: Nancy Qian, Northwestern University
Monday, January 14, 2019: Jessica Goldberg, University of Maryland (The event has been postponed. A new date will be scheduled shortly.)