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ERIC Number: ED028914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-6
Pages: 6
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Negro Attitudes Toward Pictures for Junior High School Social Studies Textbooks.
Poulos, Nicholis
Three hundred and twenty-six Detroit-area Negro parents belonging to parent-teacher organizations were used to determine attitudes toward pictures of Negro personalities and events which might be included in junior high school social studies texts. Fifty-five captioned slides, divided into periods of slavery, emancipation, and twentieth century, were shown. Parents rated these as favorable or unfavorable. Results of Chi-square, t-test, and analysis of variance procedures showed that 78 percent of the illustrations were approved by a majority of the respondents, and none were disapproved by a majority. Most favored pictures were of Martin Luther King, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, Joe Louis, and W.E.B. DuBois. Least favorable were depictions of Malcolm X, slave labor, and children playing in a city slum. Certain factors in the backgrounds of the respondents had significant bearing on attitudes toward the pictures. Males reacted more favorably than females; those of higher occupational or educational levels, more favorably than those of lower levels; and members of community organizations, more favorably than those with little participation. (MD)
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association conference, Los Angeles, Feb. 5-8, 1969