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ERIC Number: ED124628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 317
Abstractor: N/A
Multicultural Press in Elementary School Classrooms: A Function of Selected Learning Conditions.
Browne, John Robert
The purposes of this investigation were (1) to develop a Multicultural Environment Survey (MES) for measuring student and teacher perceptions of multicultural press in selected fifth and sixth grade classrooms, and (2) to ascertain the extent and nature of multicultural press in class rooms within the sample. The MES was composed of 75 items, representing the three variables of knowledge, skills and attitudes. The research procedures began with an identification of 28 multicultural objectives upon which the instrumentation was based. This was followed by using teachers to generate learning conditions which represented teacher developed instructional strategies for achieving the objectives. Two learning conditions for each multicultural objective were chosen to guide the writing of potential items for the instrument. A committee of elementary practitioners and a committee of multicultural scholars reviewed and rated the items to further insure content validity of the MES. An initial instrument received preliminary testing in three classrooms, which led to the elimination of several items and a revision in the wording of almost all others. The final instrument was then developed and administered to 750 fifth and sixth grade students in 32 classrooms located in three different school systems with varied degrees of racial mixing. (Author/JM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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