Rhona S. Weinstein studies the development of child and youth achievement, motivation, and social-emotional competence in the context of classroom and school processes, with particular attention to self-fulfilling prophecies about ability and educational inequality. Her research also focuses on interventions to prevent school failure, school reform, and new school creation, to build accelerated and high expectation environments for under-prepared students. Special interests include child/youth populations at particular risk for low expectations, such as poor, ethnic minority, and immigrant children, and children with special needs.
Research Expertise and Interest
community psychology, educational inequality and the achievement gap, teacher expectations and self-fulfilling prophecies, classroom and school reform