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ERIC Number: EJ854909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Students' Race and Participation in Sociology Classroom Discussion: A Preliminary Investigation
Howard, Jay; Zoeller, Aimee; Pratt, Yale
Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v6 n1 p14-38 Aug 2006
This study utilizes observation, survey and interview methodologies to investigate the impact of student race on participation in discussion in introductory sociology courses at a large Midwestern US university with a minority enrollment of approximately 15 percent. While results are mixed there is some evidence that white students participated at a higher rate than minority students. However, in certain circumstances (e.g., discussion of racism), minority students became the "experts" during particular class sessions and participated at a greater rate than did white students. (Contains 11 tables and 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A