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ERIC Number: ED086710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 6
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The Effect of Faculty Desegregation on Teachers' Attitudes Toward Their Pupils.
Sherwood, Charles F.
From an educational standpoint, the most serious question that arises from faculty desegregation is the effect that negative or fearful emotional conditions among teachers will have on the children with whom they must work. As part of a larger project to study teacher needs, an investigation was conducted into teacher attitudes towards their pupils. The area of the investigation contained a number of schools which could be identified as predominantly black, Cuban, or native white and where the teaching staffs had been integrated. A semantic differential scale was constructed in accordance with the work of Osgood, Suci, and Tannenbaum. The scale was administered to a sample of teachers from six schools approximately two years after the desegregation order was carried out. Results indicated that there was no significant difference in the attitude of teachers toward the three groups of children at either primary or intermediate level. Teachers apparently were able to maintain reasonable objectivity towards the children themselves. (JA)
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