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ERIC Number: EJ1123905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2194-654X
Perspectives on Team Teachers Who Are Culturally Different
Bakken, Jeffrey P.; Whedon, Craig K.; Fletcher, Reginald
Multicultural Learning and Teaching, v1 n1 p23-31 Apr 2006
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of urban students regarding their teachers who were of different races/ethnicities. The participants in this study were twelve students (African-American, Caucasian, and Bi-Racial) in an urban elementary school. The twelve students were in a special education self-contained classroom and were labeled as having emotional and behavioral disorders (E/BD). Results of this survey indicated the students felt teachers of a different color were competent and they could learn from them and that their races/cultural backgrounds did not affect their performance or how they treated the students. In addition, they indicated that teachers of a different race/cultural background worked well together, taught in ways that were consistent, assisted with increasing their self-esteem, listened to them, and exhibited positive teaching behaviors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
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