ERIC Number: ED185747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Susceptibility to Stereotypic Bias.
Foster, Glen; And Others
Two groups of classroom teachers (N=36) and two groups of teacher trainees (N=36) were asked to complete behavior checklists for a hypothetical child labeled normal or emotionally disturbed and for a videotaped child labeled normal or emotionally disturbed. Analysis of results indicated that teachers and trainees held quantitatively similar stereotypes for normal and disturbed children but differed with respect to their susceptibility to label induced bias. Teachers tended to be more realistic in their evaluations of "normal," nonbiased behavior, but were influenced by the biasing label to a greater extent than the trainess. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.
Note: See also EC 123 901-925.