Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy ETDs

Publication Date

Spring 4-27-1979


Statement of the Problem

American public schools have been criticized for fail­ing to meet the needs of children from minority groups. The cultural heritage of these children is seen as an important factor in differential achievement in the public schools. It has been postulated that students and adults from different cultural groups would hold different expectations for teachers, and this would hinder the chances of minority students to benefit from Anglo-oriented schools. However, there is little empirical evidence regarding expectations teacher role behavior held by minority students or teachers.

Document Type


Degree Name

Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Level of Degree


Department Name

Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy

First Committee Member (Chair)

Roderic Wagner

Second Committee Member

Ignacio Cordova

Third Committee Member

John Chilcott

Fourth Committee Member

George Stoumbis