For this discussion, read Chapter 12 of your textbook focusing on the section pertaining to prejudice and discrimination (section 12.5). Read about Jane Elliot’s classic study, referred to as “Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes” in the article entitled “Lesson of a Lifetime” posted at the Smithsonian Magazine website at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/lesson-of-a-lifetime-72754306/?all (Links to an external site.).
You should also view a PBS documentary about this study at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh$WIKI_REFERENCE$$WIKI_REFERENCE$/pages/frontline/shows/divided/etc/view.html (Links to an external site.)
Once you have read and viewed those materials, answer the following questions:
- Is there anything about Eliot’s experiment that you find disturbing? If so, explain what you find disturbing and why. If not, then explain why not.
- How do you think adults might react in a similar experiment? Why?
- Looking back to the ethical guidelines put forth earlier in the text, are there any ethical concerns with what Elliot did in her classroom? Explain your answer.
- What kinds of changes might have occurred in the personalities and performances of the children if the experiment had continued for more than two days with each group?
- Discuss at least two things that you learned &/or that surprised you about the material presented in Chapter 12 of your textbook and/or in the materials regarding the Brown Eyes/Blue Eyes experiment.
REPLY MINIMUM – 100-150 words
REPLY to one student. first part is done i will send you a student post to reply to. compare and contrast your answers to the questions above with the answers given by your classmates. In what ways were your answers similar and/or different? You may ask follow-up questions regarding the answers given by your classmates to enhance your understanding of the material. Make sure to give constructive feedback – even if you feel your classmate answered one of the questions incorrectly, try to say this in a respectful and helpful way.