ERIC Number: ED021925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Factors Relating to the Acceptance of Negro Children in a Bussing Integration Program.
Myers, Albert E.
Presenting highlights of several projects, this paper reports on research which assessed the total reaction of a community to a busing program. The program is analyzed as an educational innovation rather than as a school integration method. The plan involved transporting volunteer Negro children in overcrowded schools to white underutilized schools. It is concluded that sensitivity is needed in each busing situation, which should be preceded by much planning and "in-house" education. Also, programs for Negroes should be supported and initiated by them. There should be flexibility about the percentage of nonlocal children bused into a school, depending upon what kind of school "image" is desired. The principal is probably the most vital force in implementing such a program, and if he is antagonistic, he should be either replaced or there should be no program in his school. Moreover, educational programs should help the Negro to achieve his own social and intellectual goals. (NH)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Black Attitudes, Black Students, Bus Transportation, Community Attitudes, Desegregation Effects, Elementary School Students, Negative Attitudes, Principals, Program Evaluation, Racial Composition, Research Projects, School Desegregation, Self Esteem, Student Attitudes
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Note: Paper based on a talk given at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (1968).