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ERIC Number: ED175950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-12
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Identifying Classroom Climates of Acceptance in Desegregated Schools.
Bennett, Christine
The goal of this study was to investigate the nature of classroom climates of acceptance in desegregated schools. Verbal initiations and student friendship choices across race and sex were examined in 41 seventh and eighth grade classrooms in Indianapolis, Indiana. Teachers were also interviewed and completed an attitudinal questionnaire. Factor analysis of the verbal initiation and sociometric data revealed some clear-cut patterns of interracial friendship and verbal interaction. A cluster analysis identified four distinct classroom climate types which ranged from a low to a high level of acceptance across race/sex groups. Teacher characteristics and behaviors which accompanied the different levels of interracial attraction among students were identified for each classroom climate type. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Indiana (Indianapolis)
Note: Not available in paper copy due to print quality of the original document; Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 12, 1979)