ERIC Number: ED108005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Social Schemata of Young Children Attending Schools Varying in Racial Composition: Race Versus Sex in a Binary-Choice Photo Sorting Task.
Davison, Dewitt C.
This study examined the responses children made on a photo sorting task when given a choice between race and sex as a basis for pairing photographs of Black and White children their own ages. It was hypothesized that children in racially integrated schools would make relatively fewer sortings based on race than their counterparts in racially homogeneous schools. Of additional interest was whether sorting patterns by sex, across racial lines, varied if the subject himself was included in the pairings, as distinguished from his pairing of others across racial lines. Results showed that white children, whether they attended racially integrated schools or all-white schools, had similar sorting patterns. Race and sex membership of students generally, had no significant effects on their sorting patterns. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D. C., March 30-April 3, 1975)