ERIC Number: ED118659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
White Teachers, Black Schools, and the Inner City: Some Impressions and Concerns.
Lincoln, Eugene A.
This document presents interview data acquired from white and black teachers and white and black parents. Among the questions dealt with are: why white teachers teach in black schools in the inner city; whether white teachers are willing to accept black leadership (i.e., the black principal); whether a majority white faculty should be assigned to a majority black school; whether racism is widespread among the majority white faculty; whether the white teacher is afraid to discipline the black student, even when the need to do so is obvious; and the extent to which white teachers can interpret the black subculture. Five papers are included, addressing issues such as the white teachers in the all-black school, some comments on the Lincoln project and problems encountered by white teachers in black schools and instruction, learning, and the problems encountered by white teachers in black schools. One paper by public school educators addresses the issue of white teachers in black schools. Firm conclusions concerning all white teachers in black schools in the inner city are held not to be possible from composite interviews. Impressions and concerns identified are: that white teachers and black students come from and live in different worlds; that there is a lack of communication between many white teachers and black teachers in black schools; and, that parents are more concerned with the quality of their children's education than the teacher's skin color. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Black Community, Black Education, Black Institutions, Black Students, Black Teachers, Black Youth, Communication Problems, Educational Environment, Minority Group Teachers, Public School Teachers, Racial Relations, School Personnel, School Segregation, Teacher Background, Teacher Characteristics, Urban Education, Whites
University of Pittsburgh Book Center, 4000 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 ($2.50, prepaid)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maurice Falk Medical Fund, Pittsburgh, PA.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.