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California State University, San Bernardino

OSR Journal of Student Research

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100 Dinners Project, Conceptual Change Theory In Education: Reshaping Teacher Perceptions Of Students Through Dinner-Home-Visits, Audrey Hovannesian Feb 2017

100 Dinners Project, Conceptual Change Theory In Education: Reshaping Teacher Perceptions Of Students Through Dinner-Home-Visits, Audrey Hovannesian

OSR Journal of Student Research

Teacher perceptions of their students have been shown to play a key role in how teachers design and implement curriculum (Scruggs & Mastropieri, 1996) as well as how ‘connected’ a student feels within the classroom (McNeeley, Nonnemaker, & Blum, 2002). In areas undergoing rapid changes in student demographics, measures may need to be taken to ensure teacher perceptions of their students are aligned with actual student attributes to maintain a high level of School Connectedness. The 100 Dinners Project, a mixed-methods study designed to reshape the perceptions of teachers to increase School Connectedness through application of the Conceptual Change Theory …