ERIC Number: ED147424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Training on Perceptions of Teachers and Others Toward Experiences of the Black Child and Implications for Professional Development.
Wade, Barbara J.
This dissertation focused on the effects of inservice training on perceptions of teachers and others toward experiences of the black child. The purpose of the study was to determine whether a change could be made in perceptions of the students toward experiences of the black child through a workshop experience. The design of the workshop provided the students with information relevant to experiences of the black child. The instructional component focused on anthropological, sociological, historical, psychological, and educational aspects as they affect and relate to the black child. The sample consisted of 65 children enrolled in a three and one-half day workshop. The instrument, "Misanthropy", was administered to the students in pre and post sessions. The major hypothesis was that there would be no significant difference in perceptions of the students toward the black child after receiving workshop training. The hypothesis was accepted. Based on the data presented, it was concluded that perceptions were not influenced collectively. The fact that individually, the students manifested change and that a comparative item analysis revealed change is sufficient to warrant further study. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Black Youth, Doctoral Dissertations, Inservice Education, Teacher Workshops
University Microfilms, Dissertation Copies, P.O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 76-27,609)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan