ERIC Number: ED038452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Intercultural Education Program, Socio-metric Study, Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire. Title I E.S.E.A.
Racine Unified School District 1, WI.
This program aimed to promote intercultural exchange among disadvantaged students (ranging in age from six to fifteen years) from Negro, Spanish-American, Winnebago (American Indian), and Caucasian families. The study attempts to analyze the nature of choices made by the four groups involved and to determine whether a five-week summer session program brought about a change in choice patterns. The test given included eight questions, four of which dealt with social choices and four of which related to task behavior. Questions were further subdivided into two positive and two negative questions, and for each of the eight questions the child was asked to indicate his first, second, and third choices. The test was also divided into three levels to accommodate the wide range of age of the students. Results showed that changes in choice patterns did occur and predominantly so among children between the ages of six and eight. Indian students showed the highest incidence of change, Negroes the lowest, and Caucasian students varied in reaction. The paucity of Spanish-American students in the program prevented the derivation of a meaningful analysis for this group. An appendix to the study provides samples of the questionnaires that were used. (KG)
Descriptors: American Indians, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Blacks, Cultural Exchange, Disadvantaged Youth, Multiple Choice Tests, Questionnaires, Racial Attitudes, Racial Relations, Social Discrimination, Sociometric Techniques, Spanish Americans, Test Results, White Students, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Racine Unified School District 1, WI.