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ERIC Number: ED078050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 17
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Assessment of Friendship, Leadership, Work Patterns in a Desegregated Urban School.
Krenkel, Noele
The desired choice patterns of friendship, leadership, and classroom workship of children attending a desegregated/integrated elementary urban school were determined. Utilizing quota sampling, 159 children were examined on a three-choice, six-criteria, non-ranked sociometric test. Children were not asked to make rejections. Cliques and isolates/rejects were examined as to their ethnic makeup. Ethnic self-preference was examined, and the relationships between children's sociometric position of workship questions and achievement were investigated. White, black and Asian children did not appear to have been influenced by ethnic grouping in friendship, leadership and workship choices. A preponderance of ethnic self-preference was not evident in any of the questions. Comparisons between workship choices and achievement did not appear significant except in the case of white isolate children who were found to have achievement scores six months above grade level. Patterns of friendship, leadership, and workship choices were found to be dependent on sex, although open classrooms had more cross-sex choosing than standard classrooms. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)