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ERIC Number: ED368814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Pages: 20
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Effects of Racial Dominance of School on Perceptions of Teacher Influence.
Hoewisch, Allison; And Others
The responses of elementary and secondary students drawn from two school districts, one with a student population that is primarily African American and the other with a student population that is primarily Caucasian, were analyzed to examine student perceptions of teacher influence. A total of 682 students (388 fifth graders and 294 eleventh graders) responded to the Perceptions of Teacher Influence Instrument. Results of a school level by racial dominance multivariate analysis indicated significant interaction ("p"<.003) and main effects ("p"<.001) on both variables. At the elementary level, students in schools with a predominantly African American population rated five variables at a higher level than did elementary students in schools with a predominantly Caucasian population. At the secondary level, students in schools with a predominantly African American population rated four variables at a lower level than did students in schools with a predominantly Caucasian population. Ratings of importance did not change much from elementary to secondary levels among students in schools with a predominantly African American population; however, changes in ratings from elementary to secondary levels were notable among students in schools with a predominantly Caucasian population. Two tables, four figures. (Contains 21 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers: African Americans; Racial Dominance
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (22nd, New Orleans, LA, November 10-12, 1993).