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ERIC Number: ED061173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 4
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Changing Teacher Attitudes Toward Human Relations Problems in Integrated Schools.
Sperry, Len T.
This paper attempts to aid students in communicating and understanding some of their perceptions on human relations with students and teachers of other races and groups and to help teachers understand and show concern for the human relations needs of the students. The method used was an objective and quantified survey feedback. Data were collected from elementary school students and teachers by taped discussions and rating instruments. Portions of this data were presented to teachers for consideration and discussion. Teachers, with the help of a consultant, analyzed the process of interaction among students and between teacher and student. Student feedback data were collected by audio-taping student-led discussions. The six sessions dealt with issues including prejudice, equality, stereotyping, myths, and the generation gap. Evaluation summaries of the teacher confirmed the statistical analysis that changes in a teacher's perception and attitude toward students had occurred. Further outcomes which could be expected were a) increased liking among the parties who interact, b) increased pressure for clarifying one's position on relevant issues, and c) increased pressure to implement the new planned changes. (MJM)
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Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, April 1972