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The Institute to Assist Schools in Dealing With Problems Occasioned by and [microform] : or Incidental to Desegregation: Final Report. Changing Crisis to Challenge: an Approach to Equal Educational Opportunity / Angelo H. Puricelli and Others
Bib ID 5247728
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Puricelli, Angelo H
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1972 
215 p. 

From June 1972 until June 1973, 57 school teachers in the St. Louis area took part in an Institute directed by the University of Missouri-St. Louis and funded by the Office of Education. The purpose of the Institute was to assist schools in dealing with problems occasioned by and/or incidental to desegregation. The strategy of the Institute to achieve this goal was to provide a number of structured and directed experiences for the participating teachers to sensitize them to a notion of equal educational opportunity. The evaluators constructed survey questionnaires and administered them to the participants and a comparison group at the beginning and end of the Institute in order to assess whether or not the goal of modified teachers' attitudes toward equal educational opportunity was realized. It was found that while all the participants agree that the potential of each child should be fully developed, the assumptions underlying their notion of potential (ability, endowment, innate capacity, and the like) changed as a result of the Institute. The teachers shifted their attitudes toward ability in a number of significant ways in response to the Institute. For example, the proportion of teachers who believe that native intelligence is not fixed genetically but is responsive to environmental influences during the first formative years increased. (Author/JM)


Sponsoring Agency: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Attitude Change.  |  Black Attitudes.  |  Black Students.  |  Desegregation Methods.  |  Educational Opportunities.  |  Elementary School Teachers.  |  Equal Education.  |  Institutes (Training Programs)  |  School Desegregation.  |  Secondary School Teachers.  |  Student Teacher Relationship.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  Teacher Education.  |  Missouri
Other authors/contributors Missouri Univ., St. Louis. Extension Div  |  Missouri Univ., St. Louis. School of Education
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