Menu Harvard Graduate School of Education
Harvard EdCast: How Stereotypes Affect Us askwith forums #hgse #usableknowledge @harvarded

Harvard EdCast: How Stereotypes Affect Us

By Matt Weber on November 19, 2014 10:51 AM

Renowned social psychologist and educator Claude Steele became even better known in 2010 with the publication of his book Whistling Vivaldi, which focuses on Steele's theory of "stereotype threat" as a possible explanation for the underperformance of minority students at the higher education level. Steele visited the Harvard Graduate School of Education recently for an Askwith Forum at which he discussed the continued relevance of this research and the themes put forth in Whistling Vivaldi.

In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Steele further explains his theory of stereotype threat and provides solutions for mitigating its negative effects.

About the Harvard EdCast EdCast RSS FeediTunes one-click subscription

The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.

Campaign Banner

Learn to Change the World

The Campaign for Harvard Graduate School of Education enables HGSE to fulfill its vision of changing the world through education by expanding opportunity and improving outcomes.

Learn More