ERIC Number: ED188427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Race on Teachers' Perceptions of Educational Placement of Behaviorally Disordered Children.
Prieto, Alfonso G.; Zucker, Stanley H.
The expectations of 119 graduate students (either regular or special education teachers) regarding possible emotional disturbance in Mexican American children were investigated. Ss were given case study information differing only in whether the child was Mexican American or Caucasian and were asked to decide whether placement in a special class for emotionally disturbed students would be appropriate. Ss selected placement in the special class significantly more often for the Mexican American student than for the White student. Discussion focuses on theories of attitudinal flexibility, ecological theory, and motivational theory which might explain the results. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session W-86).