ERIC Number: ED064396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Educators' Non-Verbal Interactions in a Laboratory Setting.
Powell, Evan R.; Dennis, Virginia C.
A laboratory experiment was conducted with 28 Black and white, male and female Educators in dyadic interaction with a B/w, M/F stranger of fixed location, position, and gaze. Race and sex of stranger influenced Educator-set impersonator distance, gaze and bodily orientation in a one-minute encounter as hypothesized. If many school personnel do vary these interpersonal intimacy dimensions unconsciously, (possibly following cultural norms), they should be made aware of these unintentional messages that may be perceived as racially or sexually discriminatory by recipients such as other staff, parents, and students. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at AERA meeting (Chicago, Ill., 1972)