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ERIC Number: ED084332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 293
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An Exploratory Study of Two In-Service Training Programs for Twenty Teachers on Race and Poverty in the Inner City.
Boyce, Elizabeth Robinson
This study was addressed to the question, "Can change be brought about in teachers' attitudes and their students' attitudes toward racial difference and economic deprivation after the teachers have been exposed to in-service training programs?" Twenty teachers representing grades kindergarten through high school participated. Two in-service programs were compared. The study design provided for ten teachers to live in the ghetto for five days and ten teachers in a classroom setting, to study about racial difference and poverty as it existed in the local community. Members of the latter group were exposed to some group dynamics training. The second week of the workshop, both groups of teachers, working separately, developed units to be taught to their social studies students. These units were studied by curriculum specialists to determine if there were any discernable difference in their content or structure. All teacher participants were psychologically evaluated in a pre-test, post-test design, with 12 months' lapse in testing. Sixteen teachers taught their social studies students, a population of 537, a month long unit entitled "Race and Poverty in the Inner City." Teachers were asked to administer to their students in a pre-test, post-test design, three questions: What is a City, What is Poverty, and Who is a Negro? A ten percent sample of students' replies was selected randomly and coded. (Author/JM)
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts