Faculty Publications

Title

Stereotype threat for rural students

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Gifted Education in Rural Schools: Developing Place-Based Interventions

First Page

21

Last Page

27

Abstract

Stereotype threat refers to a situation in which learners find themselves “at risk” for conforming to stereotypes about their social group and has been cited as a contributing factor related to racial and gender gaps in academic performance. Given the persistent and pervasive negative stereotypes about rural people and places, stereotype threat is an important consideration for rural learners, especially when determining students’ eligibility for gifted programming. In this chapter the reader is introduced to a review of the literature on stereotype threat as it relates to rural learners, a description of efforts to reduce stereotype threat embedded in the Promoting PLACE in Rural Schools project, and takeaways for other researchers wanting to investigate this construct in future studies.

Department

Department of Languages and Literatures

Original Publication Date

2-28-2021

DOI of published version

10.4324/9781003017004-4

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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