ERIC Number: ED056156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
The Student-Teacher Relationship Experienced by Black Students at White Colleges.
Willie, Charles V.
This paper on student-teacher relationships is part of a study of black students at white colleges. The study was conducted at four predominantly white colleges in upstate New York during the 1969-70 school year and was financed by a grant from the Ford Foundation. The main purpose of the study was to report the black experience at white institutions from the point of view of black students. Colleges in diverse settings were chosen to provide a comparative perspective. Data were gathered from lengthy unstructured interviews with individual black students and from tape-recorded sessions of approximately ten students on each campus who met regularly throughout the school year. The results showed that many black students distrust white administrators and faculty members, believing them to be engaged in a conspiracy against blacks; and that black advisors are necessary and essential links of trust between black students and white institutions. (JW)
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
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Note: Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual meeting, Denver, Colo., September 1, 1971