ERIC Number: ED123919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Race of Student and Nonverbal Behavior of Teacher.
Feldman, Robert S.
White and black subjects, playing the role of teacher, were led to praise verbally a white or black student. It was hypothesized that the race of the student would affect the nonverbal behavior of the teacher. White and black judges, blind to the race of the students and to the hypothesis of the study, rated how pleased the facial expressions of the subjects appeared. Results of the white judges showed that white teachers appeared significantly more pleased when praising a white student than a black, but ratings of black teachers by white judges showed no significant difference. Ratings by black judges showed the opposite pattern: black teachers were seen as being significantly more pleased when teaching a black than a white student, while no difference was discerned by black judges among the white teachers. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 1976)