ERIC Number: ED025373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Educational, Economic and Social Characteristics to the Degree of Desegregation in the Public Schools of Kentucky.
Yeager, J. Frank
The relationship of selected educational, economic, and social characteristics to the degree of voluntary desegregation was determined in an effort to examine social climate and its role in creating a setting for desegregation in the public schools of Kentucky from the time of the Brown Decision of 1954 to the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Pearson Product-Moment Coefficient of Correlation procedure was used in the analysis of data gathered from census tapes; material prepared by the Kentucky State Department of Public Instruction was employed to calculate the degree of voluntary desegregation. The findings indicated the importance of 4 factors: (1) proportion of the population that was Negro; (2) rurality of the district; (3) the occupational distribution within the Negro community; and (4) the number of employed who work outside the county of residence. It was recommended that the relationship of financial support to percent of non-white public school students, and the importance of the variable of number employed who work outside the county of residence, be further investigated. (SW)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green.