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ERIC Number: EJ1080683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Personal Safety and Teacher/Student Relationships Viewed through Black/White Framework in a Suburban Middle School, an Exploratory Study
Mester, Dana C.; Spruill, Sherill A.; Giani, Joseph; Morote, Elsa-Sofia; Inserra, Albert
Journal for Leadership and Instruction, v14 n1 p15-19 Spr 2015
This study explored the perceptions of teacher-student relationships and personal student safety differences between Caucasian and African-American middle school students. The research was conducted using a survey in a suburban middle class school on Long Island, New York. Twenty-eight of 176 Caucasian students were chosen through random sampling to contrast with the 15 African- American students who participated in this study. An independent sample T-test was used. It showed a significant difference between African-American and Caucasian students in teacher-student relationships (p = 0.05) and approaching significance on personal safety significance (p<0.10). Caucasian students in the sample tended to feel safer in their school, and the Caucasian students showed better student-teacher relationships than the African-American students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
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