The Impact of Antiracism Education on Fifth-Grade Students’ Perception of Classroom Culture
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The purpose of this quasi-experimental pre/post-test study was to investigate the impact of antiracism education on fifth-grade students’ perceptions of classroom culture. The 11 participants in this study took a five-question survey of their classroom culture perceptions including: feeling of belonging, teacher support, and equity in the classroom. This study was implemented over three weeks, with the intervention of an antiracist/social justice curriculum. After the intervention, the participants took the same survey, and the results of the pre and post test were compared. Overall, the data indicated that the antiracism education did not have a statistically significant impact on students’ perceptions of classroom culture. However, continued research of this topic would be beneficial in creating a more equitable classroom for students, so as to increase student achievement in school and in the future.