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ERIC Number: ED082186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 141
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The Effect of Selected Black Poetry on Expressed Attitudes toward Blacks of Fifth and Sixth Grade White Suburban Children.
Schwartz, Carol Suzanne Lewis
Fifth and sixth grade suburban students in integrated classes served as subjects for this study investigating the effects of black poetry on white students' attitudes toward blacks. The listening to the poetry, the expertise of the poetry reader, and discussion after listening to the poetry were used as variables. Three hypotheses were tested to see if (1) children who listen to poetry would express less prejudice than those who heard no poetry; (2) children who listen to poetry read by a storyteller would express less prejudice than those who listened to poetry read by a teacher; and (3) children who discussed the poetry after the reading would express less prejudice than those who had no discussion. None of the hypotheses was incontrovertibly supported, thought there was some inconsistent evidence to support the second hypothesis. In general, this study offers evidence that one session of poetry reading will noticeably change the scores on three tests designed to measure expressions of attitudes. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Wayne State University