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ERIC Number: ED083219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 11
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Achievement of LSE Black Children with Teachers of Different Sex and Ethnic Identity.
Ohberg, Hjordis G.
This study investigated differences in achievement among 487 inner-city, black fourth graders taught by 28 black, white, male, and female teachers. Data were obtained from these teachers during 1968-69 and again in 1969-70. Achievement data consisted of third- and fourth-grade scores from the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and third-grade vocabulary scores. Demographic information from district administrative records and teacher information from district personnel records were also made available. Statistical analysis revealed a) pupil achievement differences from year to year even in similar sex and ability groups; b) nonsignificant gains in reading and significant gains in arithmetic for both years; c) no significant differences in pupil sex or ability (girls of high ability outperformed boys of high ability while the reverse was true for pupils of low ability; d) achievement gain in arithmetic for pupils taught by the opposite sex; e) higher gains for pupils taught by the opposite sex when teacher race was significantly related to arithmetic achievement; and f) no relationship between arithmetic or reading gains and teacher age. (Recommendations for further research are made; three pages of references are included.) (BRB)
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