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ERIC Number: ED513197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 102
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1092-7086-0
School Climate and Racial Awareness: An Exploratory Analysis
Bouknight, Tamisha Marie
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Connecticut
School climate, or a student's feelings of connection to his or her school community, has been positively associated with student's academic achievement, school success, self-esteem and the educator-student relationship. An important aspect of students' of color perceptions of school climate is the ability to talk with school staff about personal issues or concerns. Teachers with a colorblind racial attitude or low racial awareness and students with high racial awareness might report differences in school climate and the educator-student relationship based on level of racial awareness. Students and teachers in an urban high school were given questionnaires to identify level of racial awareness and perceptions of school climate. Responses on questionnaires were analyzed and it was found that there is a relationship between school climate and racial awareness. A relationship between racial awareness and perceptions of the educator-student relationship was also found. Suggestions for future research in this area are discussed, including the importance of racial dialogues in schools. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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