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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Fred Muskal

First Committee Member

David P. Baral

Second Committee Member

Judith Van Hoorn


This research is aimed educationally disadvantaged at examining children and the characteristics of providing some helpful proposals for them. I am particularly interested in how tracking affects their self-concept and behavior, covertly as well as overtly, and what teachers can do to help enhance their self-esteem in the classroom. My basic argument is that by building the students' self-concept, teachers will help students become motivated to succeed not only in school, but also in their daily lives.



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