ERIC Number: ED026442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Cooperation, Aggression and Learning in a Bi-Racial Classroom (The Socialization of Academic Behaviour Among Negro Junior High School Students). Final Report.
Ellis, Desmond P.; Wiggins, James W.
This report is concerned with the problem of the socialization of academic behavior and with the over-representation of Negro students among low achievers. Studied were such possible causative factors as (1) parental educational level and other social structural variables; (2) differential reinforcements of Negro and white students; and (3) differential exposure to high achievement level parental, sibling, and peer models. Data were gathered by student questionnaires and school records. Subjects were Negro and white eighth grade students in a recently desegregated Southern junior high school. Findings show that the educational and occupational level of fathers, their administration of rewards, and also the frequency with which reward is coupled with school achievement are particularly relevant factors. Sex of student and race of teacher in relation to race of student also seem to influence the probability of achievement. (NH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.