Gehlbach et al. 2016: Providing shared values between students and teachers improved academic performance among minorities over the term
Gehlbach, H., Brinkworth, M. E., King, A. M., Hsu, L. M., McIntyre, J., & Rogers, T. (2016). Creating birds of similar feathers: Leveraging similarity to improve teacher–student relationships and academic achievement. Journal of Educational Psychology, 108(3), 342.Download PDF
Providing 9th-grade teachers information about values they shared with specific students raised African American and Hispanic students’ end-of-term course grades, reducing the achievement gap by 60%.