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Stereotypes can affect athletes’ academic performance, Stanford researcher says

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BY CLIFTON B. PARKER A Stanford researcher, working with student-athletes at an East Coast college, found that some athletes suffer academically from the “dumb jock” stereotype. Professor Thomas Dee suggests that coaches and advisers talk with student-athletes about the phenomenon. A Stanford researcher found that some college student-athletes suffer from “dumb jock” stereotypes when it comes to academic performance. Thomas ... Read More »

Stanford research shows pitfalls of homework

Denise Clark Pope, senior lecturer at the GSE, analyzed the pros and cons of advanced placement courses and exams.

BY CLIFTON B. PARKER A Stanford researcher found that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance and even alienation from society. More than two hours of homework a night may be counterproductive, according to the study. A Stanford researcher found that too much homework can negatively ... Read More »

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