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ERIC Number: ED039307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-6
Pages: 11
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Teacher Differences in Attitudes Toward Children's Speech Characteristics.
Naremore, Rita C.
Data from 33 teachers, responding on 12 semantic differential scales to 80 speech samples from 16 different kinds of children, were collected in a study of teacher evaluation of children's speech as related to race, sex, social status of the child, and topic of discourse, as well as to teacher race. A factor analysis was accomplished by use of a form of inverted matrix factor analysis. On the basis of this study it can be concluded that teachers can be grouped into four types on the basis of their attitudinal responses to children's speech. The types are found divided, both between and within type, roughly along lines of teacher race. Pronounciation deviations and pausal phenomena are correlatives of the subjective ratings for all teacher types, but teacher types differ roughly along lines of race, in the correlations between subjective judgments and qualitative versus quantitative variables in the children's speech. This suggests that we could serve the future teachers in our schools best by making clear to them their own attitudes--toward the students in the inner-city or rural school, and toward the language these students are likely to be using. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.+ (JM)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minn., March 6, 1970