Latino and White Students' Perceptions of Teacher Behaviors That Convey Caring: Do Gender and Ethnicity Matter?

  • Rubén Garza Texas State University - San Marcos
  • Martha N. Ovando University of Texas at Austin
  • Claire E. Seymour Texas State University - San Marcos

Abstract

Knowing how to improve educational experiences for students through the construct of caring, especially those that are often disconnected from access to an equal education, may be one way to improve their success. This paper reports on the findings from a study conducted to measure Latino and White high school students' perceptions of teacher behaviors that convey caring and the influence of students' gender and ethnicity on those perceptions. Results suggest that gender is an influential variable, and while ethnicity was not statistically significant overall, there was some significance at the item level.

Author Biographies

Rubén Garza, Texas State University - San Marcos

Curriculum & Instruction Assistant Professor

Martha N. Ovando, University of Texas at Austin
Educational Administration L.D. Haskew Centennial Fellow Professor and Graduate Advisor
Claire E. Seymour, Texas State University - San Marcos
Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Student
Published
2010-02-02
How to Cite
Garza, R., Ovando, M., & Seymour, C. (2010). Latino and White Students’ Perceptions of Teacher Behaviors That Convey Caring: Do Gender and Ethnicity Matter?. Current Issues in Education, 13(1). Retrieved from https://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/view/258
Section
Articles