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Educational Psychology

Self-Esteem

2001

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How Is A Child's Perception Of Self Affected By Retention?, Brenda S. Tweed Aug 2001

How Is A Child's Perception Of Self Affected By Retention?, Brenda S. Tweed

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The purpose of this study was to inform educators of the impact of grade retention on a child's perception of self, and to provide recommendations and practical applications for educators in the future.

Although the long-term effects of grade retention are still unclear, the number of students being retained annually is steadily on the rise. Conflicting beliefs about the advantages and disadvantages of the retention experience make it difficult to clearly predict which students will benefit from being retained.

A large body of research reports the impact of grade retention on scholastic achievement. As retention has usually been considered ...