ERIC Number: ED037499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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The Measurement of Schoolchildren's Racial Attitudes: A Validity Study.
Koslin, Sandra Cohen
This report describes two measuring instruments for determining social awareness and racial attitudes among primary grade children. The proximity test is based upon inferring the cognitive and affective distinctions and judgments which a child makes concerning people from how close together he clusters representational drawings of himself and of Negro and white teachers and peers. The Classroom Preference Test is an instrument designed to measure children's preference for white or Negro classmates and teachers. The results of analyses of data gathered are held to provide preliminary evidence of the validity of the proximity test as a measure of social awareness and racial attitudes in primary grade children. (KG)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Public Health Service (DHEW), Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.; Sarah Lawrence Coll., Bronxville, NY.