ERIC Number: ED071966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Political Orientations of Black Children in Northern Florida. Final Report.
Designed to investigate the political orientation of Black children and, further, to use the findings for determining the need for appropriate political education programs, this study describes the political attitudes of 707 Black elementary school children (283 rural and 404 urban) from Northern Florida. Through questionnaires, and follow-up interviews of 78 subjects, research data were gathered on the political efficacy and trust; image of the government, president, and policeman; and trust and efficacy reactions to three levels of government. These areas of investigation were selected on the basis of their theoretical significance relative to children's developing political orientations. Findings indicate that the subjects were found to: hold generally low levels of political efficacy and trust; negatively evaluate the government and the president, but positively evaluate the policeman; perceive the local government as more facilitative of political efficacy than the Federal or state governments; and perceive the Federal government as more trustworthy than state or local governments. (Author/SJM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. P. K. Yonge Lab. School.