ERIC Number: ED051324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Implications of Generalized Expectancies of Black Children in Educational Settings.
Walker, A. D.
A perception of limited autonomy in the environment of the low socioeconomic black child has important implications for educators. Firstly, since the educational setting is challenging and often fear-provoking for disadvantaged students, it would seem desirable to reduce the generalized expectancy of powerlessness that is characteristic of many of these children. A way to reduce some of the disastrous effects that the American school has often had on the disadvantaged child is to increase his perception of his personal responsibility in the outcomes of his education. Secondly, educational administrators would do well to strive to employ as many well-qualified black teachers as possible in order that black students could have a choice of teachers in terms of race. A third implication of the concept of internal-external control for education concerns the social rejection and isolation of black students by white students and teachers in desegregated schools. Rejection and isolation is largely seen by the black student as out of his control. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Black Students, Decision Making, Educational Environment, Individual Characteristics, Individual Development, Individual Power, Maturity (Individuals), Peer Acceptance, Self Control, Social Development, Social Experience, Socialization, Student Participation, Student School Relationship
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Sponsor: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation.