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Dissertation defense - Kojo Amissah

Mr. Kojo Amissah will defend his PhD dissertation for the University of Phoenix on Friday, October 18 from 6 to 7 p.m. in College Hall, Room 318. The Gallaudet community is welcome to attend.

Dissertation title:  The impact of the self-fulfilling prophecy on Black Deaf male students. 

Abstract:  This qualitative descriptive study purposed to explore the perceptions of a purposive sample of 20 Black Deaf male students and alumni in postsecondary in Washington, District of Columbia to determine if the self-fulfilling prophecy theory contributed to their pedagogy.  A qualitative survey was administered and the data was analyzed with Excel.  Fifteen self-fulfilling prophecy themes emerged from the analysis: (a) syllabic expectations, (b) self expectations, (c) no-low-high expectations, (d) eye contact-acknowledgement, (e) attitudinal indifference, (f) public praise-positive-negative comments, (g) personalized one-on-one attention, (h) pop quiz reminders, (i) office hours-after class counseling, (j) team assignments, (k) verbal-written-positive-negative feedback, (l) private-public-verbal-written reinforcements, (m) probing, (n) reminders, and (o) self-motivation.  The results indicated that Black Deaf male students and alumni perception about their educational experience in the classroom were positive or had Galatea effects.

--Posted by Kojo Amissah

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