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ERIC Number: ED171014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Perceived Roles and Educable Mentally Handicapped Minority Students.
Prieto, Alfonso G.; McCoy, Kathleen
The study involving 16 male Mexican American students and 16 Anglo students (10-12 years old) who had been categorized as educable mentally handicapped (EMH) was conducted to examine the relationship between special education labels and race, and student and teacher perception on scores of the Modified Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BSRI). The teacher was first asked to rate a student on his/her perception of the student, and students were then asked to rate themselves. Findings were summarized into the following points: (1) teachers' perceptions of normal students are very similar regardless of race; (2) EMH students are perceived differently than normal students by teachers and teachers also differ in their perceptions of Chicano EMH and Anglo EMH students; (3) normal Chicano students and normal Anglo students share common perceptions of themselves; and (4) Anglo EMH students perceive themselves to be very much like the normal students. The Chicano EMH students however, perceive themselves very differently than do normal Anglo, normal Chicano, and EMH Anglo students. (Graphs showing statistical data are included.) (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session T-20)