8 Common Misconceptions about Academic Success

There are several widespread misconceptions regarding education. These are harmful not only teachers but also for academic establishments. A recent publication, by a couple of powerhouse researchers in the field of education, deals with these wrongly held beliefs. While the book as a whole deserves space in most bookshelves, this article is concerned with 8 of the most significant tales that affect educators, staffs of institutions and parents.

8. Teacher’s Influence Most Important

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It is necessary to stress how vital educators are. Capable instructors are important if success is to be achieved. However, studies have shown that teachers have a limited hand in the achievements of students (the actual number a little under 30%). Interestingly the following are the factors, in descending order, which affect students more than teachers: socio-economic state; locality; emotional conditions within a family; and finally, fitness of the body. There are more aspects to consider, but the conclusion stands that teachers affect students less compared to other prominent aspects.