Relations interculturelles de jeu à l'école élémentaire: une étude en contexte québécois hors de Montréal

Nicole Chiasson, Jacques Proulx, Claude Charbonneau
Published Online:
27 Sep 2007
Volume/Issue No:
Volume 28 Issue 6

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Research on interracial relationships between children has been widely done with white and black American children. The present study was conducted in a middle‐sized town in Quebec in order to assess the tendency of French‐speaking children, in the 1st, 3rd and 4th grades, to spend playtime with the 25% of their classmates who are Asian and Latin‐American. Using a class picture, each subject could identify all the children with whom he liked or did not like to play. Besides confirming a same‐sex preference, the results show, as in previous studies, a tendency of the French‐speaking children, starting at the 3rd grade level, to establish a network of relationships where the children from the Asian and Latin‐American ethnic groups were not totally integrated. However, these children are not shut out and very few French‐speaking children exclude them totally. These results are analysed in relation with general characteristics of the French‐speaking people of Quebec.

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