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ERIC Number: ED013857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 450
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF INTEGRATION IN RACIALLY IMBALANCED URBAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS--A DEMONSTRATION AND EVALUATION. FINAL REPORT.
BEKER, JEROME
THE PILOT PROJECT WHICH IS REVIEWED IN THIS REPORT EVALUATED THE FIRST STEPS TAKEN TOWARD THE DESEGREGATION OF THE ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS OF A MEDIUM-SIZED NORTHERN CITY. PART OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE PROJECT WAS A SOCIOPOLITICAL CASE STUDY OF THE COMMUNITY DECISION-MAKING PROCESS, WHICH OBSERVED AND RECORDED CITY'S INITIAL DESEGREGATION EFFORTS. A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM, ANOTHER ACTIVITY, ASSESSED THE EFFECTIVENESS OF AN "INTEGRATION TEAM" OF FOUR "HUMAN RELATIONS SPECIALISTS" WHO PROVIDED INFORMATION AND COUNSELING AND GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES IN THE DESEGREGATED SCHOOLS. A TESTING PROGRAM WHICH INCLUDED ACADEMIC, SOCIAL, AND PERSONAL VARIABLES ALSO WAS CONDUCTED AMONG THE STUDENTS IN DESEGREGATED SCHOOLS AND APPROPRIATE COMPARISON GROUPS, AND THE OPINIONS OF PARENTS REGARDING THE CHANGE AND ITS EFFECTS WERE SURVEYED. THE RESULTS OF THE FORMAL TESTING WERE NOT CONCLUSIVE, BUT IT SEEMED THAT NO ONE INVOLVED WAS HARMED BY THE DESEGREGATION EFFORTS AND THAT THERE WERE SOME BENEFITS. SIGNIFICANTLY, NEGRO MOTHERS WHOSE CHILDREN WERE BUSED TO A WHITE MIDDLE-CLASS SCHOOL HAD POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD THE CHANGE AND THE BUSING. QUESTIONS ARE RAISED IN THE REPORT ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE INTEGRATION SPECIALISTS TO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, AND A SUGGESTION MADE FOR A LONG-RANGE SOLUTION TO SEGREGATION IN THE FORM OF AN EDUCATIONAL PARK FOR FUTURE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION. EXTENSIVE TABLES AND APPENDIXES ARE INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Youth Development Center.
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