A report on the jane elliot experiment and the reactions of the students

The nearest traffic light is 20 miles away. The blue-eyed children would get five extra minutes of recess while the brown eyes had to stay in. Setka believed that the reason Eliott's exercise got so much backlash was because the students were very young and that the exercise should have been done on at least junior high school aged students.

The blue-eyed girl apologized. At the moment she was watching the news of King's death, she was ironing a teepee for use in a lesson unit about Native Americans. While today such an experiment on children in the public school system would likely see the teacher promptly fired and lawsuits against the district pop up, it should be noted that later tests done on the children Elliot ran this experiment on over the years approximately kidsperformed by the University of Northern Iowa, showed that they were significantly less racist than other students their age, both compared to other students in the school itself, and the local community.

The tables are turned on white American College students as they are forced to experience the same kind of racist treatment African Americans and other minorities have been receiving for years. Alan Charles Kors, a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, says Elliott's diversity training is "Orwellian" and singled her out as "the Torquemada of thought reform.

As the exercise went on you could see the way these individuals obtained a sense of powerlessness and shame. The secretary said the south side of the building was closed, something about waxing the hallways. When her oldest daughter went to the girls' bathroom in junior high, she came out of a stall to see a hateful message scrawled in red lipstick for her on the mirror.

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While the brown-eyed children did taunt the blue-eyed children in ways similar to what had occurred the previous day, Elliott reports it was much less intense.

Please do not solicit psychological, psychiatric, or medical advice. White people are finally beginning to realise that. Elliot provides you with the story of how she became so engrossed with the ethics and morality on the topic of race.

Looking back, I think part of the problem was that, like the residents of other small midwestern towns I've covered, many in Riceville felt that calling attention to oneself was poor manners, and that Elliott had shone a bright light not just on herself but on Riceville; people all over the United States would think Riceville was full of bigots.

That got the other teachers angry. The corn grows so fast in northern Iowa—from seedling to seven-foot-high stalk in 12 weeks—that it crackles. She asked the other teachers what they were doing to bring news of the King assassination into their classrooms. After the exercise, Elliott said that the result "wasn't as successful as I am accustomed to being," [12] leaving journalist Andrew Anthony with the "nagging suspicion that she's more excited by white fear than she is by black success.

Two education professors in England, Ivor F. A televised edition of the exercise was shown in the United Kingdom on October 29,on Channel 4 entitled The Event: The blue-eyed children sat in the front of the classroom, and the brown-eyed children were sent to sit in the back rows.

Elliott would not allow brown-eyed and blue-eyed children to drink from the same water fountain and often chastised the brown-eyed students when they did not follow the exercise's rules or made mistakes.

She gave the blue-eyed children extra privileges, such as second helpings at lunch, access to the new jungle gym, and five extra minutes at recess. In truth, no one plays their roles particularly convincingly, and the experiment ends in ill-feeling and confusion. When she walked into the teachers' lounge the day after her Tonight Show appearance, several other teachers walked out.

ABC broadcast a documentary about her work. To counter this, Elliott lied to the children by stating that melanin was linked to their higher intelligence and learning ability.

How Racist Are You. This exercise employed an open dialogue approach on topics that may be looked at as most people as off limits. The tallest structure in Riceville is the water tower.

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She prefers the term "exercise. And immediately created a microcosm of society in a third-grade classroom. She chatted about the experiment, and before she knew it was whisked off the stage. She was the fourth of several children.

A class divided is a documentary about a teacher named Jane Elliot who teaches her students about racism first hand. She divides the students into two groups, the blue eyes, and the brown eyes.

She divides the students into two groups, the blue eyes, and the brown eyes. American schoolteacher Jane Elliott invented the concept of diversity training in response to racial tension in 60s America. Forty years later. Blue Eyes/ Brown Eyes 3 Jane Elliot‟s Blue Eyes and Brown Eyes Experiment: A Reaction After watching the Jane Elliot experiment, I felt that it was a “microcosm of society” that enabled the participants to understand and transcend the effects of unearned privilege, ethnocentricity, and cultural encapsulation and transform their lives.

Jane Elliott is an educator whose famous blue eyes/brown eyes exercise showed social psychologists (and her students) the impact that racism has on. EXPERIMENT 1: REACTIONS OF ENOLATE IONS WITH CARBONYL GROUPS Aims In this experiment we used two techniques for the reactions of enolate ions with carbonyl groups.

One technique used was Doebner reaction and the other technique used was Claisen-Schmidt reaction. a) Jane Elliot a teacher tell her class of 9 years old that people with blue eyes are more intelligent and better than those with brown eyes.

Brown – eyed students were to sit at the back and given less break time. Very quickly the brown – eyed became depressed, angry and started to perform [ ].

Jane Elliott, the American schoolmarm who would rid us of our racism A report on the jane elliot experiment and the reactions of the students
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