ERIC Number: ED070744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Culture Shock and the Transfer Teacher.
Kron, Kenneth N.
Bureau of School Service Bulletin, v45 n2 Dec 72
This report determines the extent of culture shock a white teacher from a typically middle-class school would experience when transferred to inner-city schools. Further investigation concerned how those teachers reacted to cope with culture shock. Thirty-three white elementary teachers were involuntarily transferred to six inner-city schools in an anonymous Kentucky school district. Data were collected in three ways. Teachers were asked to respond in writing to a written structured questionnaire. Following the return of the questionnaire, additional questions which would clarify responses were posed to the teachers in individual interviews. At the close of the interview each teacher was given a culture shock scale to help verify information resulting from the interview. Results indicated that the teachers did experience culture shock, 26 of the selected transfers experienced moderate to extreme shock. In addition to a summary of findings and conclusions, recommendations to minimize culture shock were presented. A 31-item bibliography and appendixes with data collection instruments are included. (MJM)
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Bureau of School Service.