ERIC Number: ED052744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Process of Integrating White Faculty Members into a Predominantly Negro College. Final Report.
Levy, Charles J.
The widely held idea that interracial proximity provides acceptance of the other race was tested in the case of black undergraduates who, the study found, showed less acceptance as their contact with white teachers increased. An explanation for the discrepancy between this finding and that of earlier studies is that in other studies the emphasis has been on over-structured interview methods that produced misleading defenses in the respondents. The findings of this investigation suggest that an informal approach is helpful. Further, in considering the needs of black colleges, the disadvantages as well as the advantages of white teachers must be acknowledged. (Author/JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Tuskegee Inst., AL.