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ERIC Number: ED079731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 134
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The Use of Bibliotherapy among Sixth Graders to Affect Attitude Change toward American Negroes.
Zucaro, Blase John
This study tested whether bibliotherapy could positively change suburban school children's attitudes toward American Negroes. Secondary purposes were to determine if attitudes toward American Indians and Puerto Ricans would also change as a result of attitude changes toward Negroes and whether bibliotherapy was a feasible technique for the typical classroom teacher. The subjects of the study were three classes of sixth graders in a Philadelphia school. The control group had an informal reading program unconnected to bibliotherapy. Experimental group 1 read but did not discuss novels with a Negro theme; experimental group 2 read and discussed the same novels. Each child filled out a form when he finished a book. Attitudes toward the three minority groups were measured over four time periods. Among the conclusions reached were that group 2 showed a continual rise in attitude change toward Negroes over the testing period; there was also a continual rise in attitude change for group 1 but it was less than for Group 2; and the control group had a less favorable attitude toward Negroes at the end than at the beginning of the study. Detailed results concerning the other minority groups are also presented. In general, it was found that this study sustained the claims made for bibliotherapy. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Temple University