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ERIC Number: ED083176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 12
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An Analysis of the Attitudes of Prospective White Teachers Toward the Inner-City Schools.
Washington, Kenneth Ralph
Two studies were made of the attitudes of prospective white teachers toward inner-city schools. The first study investigated whether 250 prospective white teachers from a major teacher training institution held more positive attitudes toward suburban or inner-city schools. Osgood's Semantic Differential (SD) revealed that the subjects held positive attitudes toward suburban schools and negative attitudes toward inner-city schools. This investigation concluded that teacher expectancy affected the student's self-concept of academic ability. The second study determined whether a positive shift in the attitudes of prospective white teachers would be evident following exposure to inner-city schools. SD revealed that exposure to inner-city schools did have a positive effect, though statistically not significant, on the attitudes of the subjects. Results also revealed that this same exposure led to negative attitudes toward suburban schools. Recommendations were made for more concentrated inner-city experiences. (Three tables of data are included along with 11 references.) (BRB)
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