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ERIC Number: ED001776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Oct
Pages: 25
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SOME SELF-PERCEPTIONS AND TEACHER EVALUATIONS OF PUERTO RICAN, NEGRO, AND WHITE PUPILS IN 4TH, 5TH, AND 6TH GRADES (P.S. 198 M).
GOLDBLATT, HAROLD; TYSON, CYRIL
THE OPEN ENROLLMENT POLICY OF THE NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION MIGHT REVERSE SOME OF THE DAMAGING INFLUENCES OF SCHOOL SEGREGATION ON PUPIL SELF-CONCEPT EITHER BY CONTRADICTING THE STEREOTYPED ASSOCIATION OF RACIAL SEGREGATION AND SOCIAL INFERIORITY OR BY AFFORDING "CULTURALLY DEPRIVED" NEGRO CHILDREN ACCESS TO SUPERIOR EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES. AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF A SCHOOL YEAR OF ETHNIC AND RACIAL INTEGRATION, A SHORT QUESTIONNAIRE WAS ADMINISTERED TO PUPILS TO DISCOVER POSSIBLE CHANGES IN PUPIL SELF-CONCEPT. THE PUERTO RICAN CHILDREN WERE FOUND TO BE HANDICAPPED BY LANGUAGE CONSIDERATIONS, AND THE NEGRO CHILDREN, BY "CULTURAL DEPRIVATION," RELATIVE TO WHITE, NON-PUERTO RICANS. TEACHERS' ACHIEVEMENT RATINGS OF STUDENTS REFLECTED CULTURAL AND ETHNIC BACKGROUND. ALL THREE GROUPS WERE MORE EXPRESSIVE IN THEIR RESPONSES WHEN IN A MINORITY. WHITE CHILDREN HAD HIGHER OCCUPATIONAL HORIZONS THAN NEGROES, AND NEGROES HIGHER THAN PUERTO RICANS. THE PUERTO RICAN CHILDREN LOWERED THEIR OCCUPATIONAL HORIZONS DURING THE COURSE OF THE YEAR. NO SHARP DIFFERENCES IN SELF-LIKES AND DISLIKES WERE FOUND AMONG THE THREE GROUPS. AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE YEAR THE PUPILS LIKED TEACHERS AND DISLIKED OTHER PUPILS. TEACHERS GAVE MORE OBJECTIVE RATINGS TO STUDENTS ON THE BASIS OF ACHIEVEMENT THAN ON CONDUCT OR EFFORT. MINORITY AND MAJORITY CLASSROOM STATUS HAD AN EFFECT ON PUPILS' CONDUCT, ACHIEVEMENT AND EFFORT, ACCORDING TO TEACHERS' EVALUATIONS. ANOTHER STUDY OF THE LIKES AND DISLIKES OF CHILDREN IN AN INTEGRATED SCHOOL REPORTED SIMILAR FINDINGS, PARTICULARLY IN RELATION TO MINORITY STATUS IN THE CLASSROOM.
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Authoring Institution: New York City Commission on Human Rights, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)