ERIC Number: ED029359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-4
Reference Count: 0
High School Racial Confrontation, A Study of the White Plains, New York, Student Boycott. Student Unrest and Changing Student-Staff Relationships in the White Plains Public Schools, September, 1967 to December, 1968.
Dodson, Dan W.; And Others
This case study examines a racial confrontation in the high school of White Plains, New York. The study includes a chronology of the White Plains incident, a report of the community background, discussion of various hypotheses concerning the reasons for the incident (social class factors, youths testing new roles, and breakdown of authority), facts about the school, discussion of the idealogical influences, an analysis of how the class boycott was handled, and a description of innovations resulting from the incident. Recommendations call for (1) making greater effort to have the curriculum represent all ethnic groups, (2) hiring more Negro staff, (3) approaching student government in new ways, (4) guarding against becoming rigid and formal in dealing with school tensions, (5) seeking more involvement of pupils and community in discipline, and (6) reexamining grouping practices. (TT)
Descriptors: Activism, Administrator Role, Black Power, Community Characteristics, Discipline Policy, Educational Environment, High School Students, Parent Role, Program Improvement, Racial Factors, School Boycotts, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Participation, Student Role, Student School Relationship
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.; Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Services to Education, Inc., Washington, DC.; White Plains Public Schools, NY.
Identifiers: New York; New York (White Plains)