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ERIC Number: ED138869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun-11
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
Teacher-Child Interactions as Related to Sex, Socio-Economic Status and Physical Attractiveness.
Appleford, B.; and Others
This paper attempts to demonstrate the utility of an alternative strategy for providing evaluation data on preschool programs. Results of observational investigations of teacher-child interactions in three separate preschool settings provide evidence that the family income status, childs' sex and physical attractiveness determine to a significant extent both the number and types of contacts he or she will have with the teachers. The teachers were observed during free play periods utilizing a behavior checklist which described a set of interactions between children and teachers. The obtained results indicate that interactions between teachers and children are exceedingly complex and influenced by various child-characteristics and individual differences between teachers. However, variations among the preschool settings were too numerous to allow for general conclusions or generalizations to other preschool settings. (YRJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Tables 1 and 2 have not been reproduced due to marginal legibility; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association (Toronto, Canada, June 9-11, 1976)