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ERIC Number: EJ1206092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Understanding Disciplinary Disproportionality: Stereotypes Shape Pre-Service Teachers' Beliefs about Black Boys' Behavior
Kunesh, Claire E.; Noltemeyer, Amity
Urban Education, v54 n4 p471-498 Apr 2019
The disproportionate discipline of Black male students is a pervasive problem in U.S. schools. To examine the role of stereotypes in disciplinary disproportionality, pre-service teachers were randomly assigned to read a vignette about a defiant student. Those who read a vignette about a Black student believed that the student was more likely to misbehave in the future, compared with those who read a vignette about a White student. These findings suggest that some teachers attribute the misbehavior of Black male students to more stable causes, which may lead them to alter their behavior toward these students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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