ERIC Number: ED073025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Development of Positive Racial Attitudes, Knowledges, and Activities in Pre-Service Social Studies Teachers.
Swick, Kevin J.; Lamb, Morris L.
Information on aspects of social studies teachers' racial attitudes, knowledges, and skill in implementing relevant ethnic-racial activities in the classroom are presented. Major research studies that have examined teacher attitudes toward black and other minority group children are discussed along with information on programs that have attempted to improve teachers' cognitive-perceptual orientation to minority group children. In addition, a description of the program treatment used in this study is presented. The major findings of this study show that: 1) teacher education students hold many of the same ethnic-racial stereotypes held by the general white population; and 2) specifically designed preservice courses of study dealing with teaching disadvantaged children can provide student gains in information about minority groups and initiate racial attitude changes. The paper concludes with general recommendations and plans for future study. (FDI)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Coll. of Education.