ERIC Number: ED056327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-19
Reference Count: 0
Problems of Cross-Over Teachers: An Opportunity for Creative Principals. A Research Report.
Claye, Clifton M.
This report is concerned with 3 major problems. The answers to these problems were obtained from the results of 2 surveys. A. The two most serious problems faced by the cross-over teachers (teachers teaching children who differ racially from themselves) in the sample, in rank order, were: discipline and classroom control; and unfamiliarity with students' background, race and/or language. B. The two most pleasant experiences had by cross-over teachers were: personal relationships with staff (black and white); and having children respect the teacher in spite of parental attitudes (black and white). The 2 least pleasant experiences encountered by cross-over teachers were: being ignored (blacks) and discipline problems with little or no support (whites); and discipline problems with little or no support (blacks) and none (whites). C. The most frequently mentioned pointer for principals made by cross-over teachers was: treat faculty members, black and white, as well as students, black and white, the same (blacks); and provide more support with discipline problems (whites). Ten listings are given for each category. (Author/TA)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Southern Univ., Houston.
Note: Paper presented at National Association of Elementary School Principals annual meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, April 17-22, 1971