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ERIC Number: EJ1156337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2187-0594
White Teachers' Reactions to the Racial Treatment of Middle-School Black Boys
Battle, Stefan
IAFOR Journal of Education, v5 n2 p197-217 Sum 2017
This qualitative exploratory study, informed by grounded theory, used questionnaires and unstructured interviews based on fictionalized vignettes to examine urban, public, middle-school White teachers' attitudes about middle-school Black boys, questioning whether and how such attitudes might influence classroom interactions. Twenty-four participants responded to three vignettes that were fictionalized from the author's professional experiences and described White-teachers' interactions with middle-school Black boys. In these vignettes, the teachers used race either to chastise or give unfair privileges and inequitable opportunities to the Black students. The findings revealed that participants exhibited negative attitudes toward the teachers in the vignettes, indicating that the multicultural training courses participants had received may have sensitized them to classroom-based racial inequities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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