Are educators showing a 'positive bias' to minority students?

Friday, May 4, 2012 - 14:30 in Psychology & Sociology

A psychology professor's research indicates that public school teachers under-challenge minority students by providing them more positive feedback than they give to white students, for work of equal merit. The study involved 113 white middle school and high school teachers in two public school districts in the N.Y./N.J./Conn. tri-state area, one middle class and white, and the other more working class and racially mixed.

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