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ERIC Number: ED011531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Nov
Pages: 146
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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REPORT ON EDUCATION TO THE GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON THE LOS ANGELES RIOTS.
MARTYN, KENNETH A.
THE SCHOOLS IN DISADVANTAGED AND NONDISADVANTAGED AREAS OF LOS ANGELES WERE COMPARED IN THIS EXTENSIVE STUDY IN TERMS OF THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE STUDENTS, THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SCHOOLS, AND PARENT AND TEACHER ATTITUDES. THE DATA, GATHERED THROUGH QUESTIONNAIRES AND INTERVIEWS, ARE SUMMARIZED IN 71 TABLES. THE MAJOR FINDINGS OF THE STUDY ARE THAT (1) THE STUDENTS IN THE DISADVANTAGED SCHOOLS HAD LOWER IQ AND ACHIEVEMENT SCORES AND LOWER RATES OF PERFORMANCE, (2) ALTHOUGH CLASS SIZE WAS SMALLER IN DISADVANTAGED SCHOOLS, THE BETTER-PREPARED TEACHERS TAUGHT IN THE OTHER SCHOOLS, WHICH ALSO HAD THE GREATER PROPORTION OF PERMANENT TEACHERS. THE PERCENTAGE OF SUBSTITUTES WAS GREATEST IN WATTS, THE SCENE OF RIOTS IN 1965. SCHOOLS IN BOTH AREAS HAD BEEN TREATED EQUALLY IN BUILDING MAINTENANCE AND IN AVAILABILITY OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL, AND ALTHOUGH MORE SPECIAL SCHOOL SERVICES WERE AVAILABLE IN DISADVANTAGED SCHOOLS, ALL OF THE SCHOOLS WITHOUT OPERATING CAFETERIAS WERE LOCATED IN DISADVANTAGED AREAS, AND (3) A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF TEACHERS IN DISADVANTAGED SCHOOLS WERE EAGER TO CHANGE THEIR ASSIGNMENTS, FELT THEIR STUDENTS TO BE UNMOTIVATED, RATED PARENTS AS UNINVOLVED, AND FELT THAT THE CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION WAS UNINTERESTED. SOME RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING THE EDUCATION OF THE DISADVANTAGED ARE GIVEN, AND 67 PAGES OF APPENDIXES ARE INCLUDED. (BD)
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Identifiers: California (Los Angeles); California (Watts)