INTERRACIAL CLASSROOM INTERACTION: A REVIEW OF SELECTED LITERATURE. Dean Schwanke. User Services Specialist. ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education. Research on interracial classroom interaction has pro- duced a variety of important findings in recent years, many of them contradictory. Examined the effects of the racial composition of a classroom on Black and White 4th–7th grade students' cross-race and same-race friendships. Two theories of interracial sociability were considered. The 1st argues that interracial friendliness is affected primarily by the number of opportunities students have for . 25 Mar In my experience, students of all races are hungering to be heard, to listen to others, and to have honest conversations about race and racism. I recently taught one course that brought out particularly clearly the challenges of teaching racially volatile material, of integrating personal experience and.