ERIC Number: ED252642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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Teaching about Race Relations: Problems and Effects.
Stenhouse, Lawrence; And Others
This is a report on the work of two linked research projects into teaching about race relations that were mounted at the Centre for Applied Research in Education (CARE) of the University of East Anglia, England, between 1972 and 1975. The projects sought to throw light on the problems and effects of teaching adolescents about race relations by working with three groups of teachers, each of which adopted a different approach. The report is divided into two sections; one dealing with measurement results, the other with case studies of classroom teaching. The first section articulates: (1) the three distinctive teaching strategies used (including drama); (2) the design and logic of the research; (3) the selection of sample schools; (4) psychometric testing; (5) the way test results illuminated the background to the teaching; (6) the general effects of teaching on inter-racial attitudes; (7) the dilemmas of education and indoctrination; and (8) the school as the unit of decision-making. The second half of the report begins by addressing the problem of how best to present the data. It then provides ten detailed case studies illustrating the three different teaching strategies. The report concludes with chapters on pupil reaction, researchers' speculations, teachers' reflections, and a discussion of proposals for a follow-up program. An appendix describes and provides an example of the Bagley-Verma Opinion Questionnaire on racial attitudes. (RDN)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Data Collection, Dramatics, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Experimental Teaching, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Psychometrics, Racial Attitudes, Racial Relations, Research Design, Sampling, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
Routledge and Kegan Paul Inc., c/o Mercedes Distribution Center Inc., 160 Imlay St., Brooklyn, NY 11231 ($26.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: United Kingdom
Note: Report of a project supported by the Social Science Research Council and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.