Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Watering Flowers Not Weeds: Can Growth Mindset Education Improve Self-Esteem in Third Grade Students in Special Education?
by Schmidt, Laura, M.A., Trinity Christian College, 2018, 30; 10976793
Abstract (Summary)

The aim of this study is to determine if students in special education receive a benefit to their self-esteem by learning about the concept of growth mindset. Many times, students in special education find that their deficits become the focus of their educational experience. I hope to show that teaching children the idea of growth mindset, the belief that an individual can improve his or her abilities, will provide a positive boost in school performance. Data will be collected via surveys both before and after a series of growth mindset videos are shown to students that are currently receiving special education services. Each potential subject will have a letter sent home to parents explaining the study and asking for consent to have their child participate. Students will remain anonymous with pseudonyms assigned to participants for any notes, and a different teacher assigning all students a number for the surveys.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Powell, Patti
Commitee:
School: Trinity Christian College
Department: Special Education
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 58/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Education, Elementary education, Special education
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Publication Number: 10976793
ISBN: 9780438627130
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