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ERIC Number: EJ935776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Effects of Ethnicity and Gender on Teachers' Evaluation of Students' Spoken Responses
Shepherd, Michael A.
Urban Education, v46 n5 p1011-1028 Sep 2011
To update and extend research on teachers' expectations of students of different sociocultural groups, 57 Black, White, Asian, and Hispanic teachers were asked to evaluate responses spoken by Black, White, and Hispanic 2nd- and 3rd-grade boys and girls. The results show that responses perceived as spoken by minority boys, minority girls, and White boys were evaluated less favorably than identically worded responses perceived as spoken by White girls. This suggests that teachers hold relatively low expectations of minority students and of boys. Teachers of all sociocultural groups evidenced such expectations, but Black and Hispanic teachers more strongly. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A