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ERIC Number: ED037510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-18
Pages: 5
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Change in Racial Attitudes of Preschool Children Through an Experimental Reading Program.
Thompson, Kathy Seric
The objective of this study was to modify negative racial evaluations in preschool white middle-class children through an experimental reading program consisting of storybooks presenting black figures in a favorable light. The sample consisted of 39 white middle-class children divided into control and experimental groups, and the materials were the Preschool Racial Attitude Measure (PRAM) and a series of storybooks. A significant reversal from a low to high percentage in positive adjectives associated with black figures was indicated in the experimental group's post-testing. This finding suggests that counter-attitudinal learning can take place in natural settings, i.e., in the classroom, through exposure to such story reading. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (KG)
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Identifiers: PRAM; Preschool Racial Attitude Measure
Note: Paper presented at Western Psychological Association meeting, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, June 18, 1969