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 I think a central question

 I think a central question of this class was what makes an individual the way they are (brain? society?) and the implications that this question in the educational field. I think internalization is a very large factor in the creation of an individual. In school, there is the opportunity for the internalization of many stereotypes, social/cultural roles etc. The problem that comes from this is that students run into these internalization factors inside and outside of the classroom. So, even if schools try to downplay these stereotype threats, it is possible for students to run into them outside of the classroom and then bring them into the classroom with them. I dont think this means that schools should try any less to get rid of these stereotype threats, just a thought that the threats that exist within the school system might not be entirely contained to that domain. 


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