ERIC Number: ED036603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Study of Project Exodus: A School Racial Integration Project in Boston, Massachusetts. Final Report.
Teele, James E.
This voluntary school integration project uses the open enrollment plan of the Boston School Department in transporting Negro children from predominantly Negro schools in the black district to more racially balanced schools in other parts of Boston. It has involved private financing, intra-city bussing, and the initiative and participation of working class ghetto residents. Attitudinal and achievement tests on the children participating in the Project Exodus in grades three to eight, were obtained at the following times: the fall of 1967 and the spring of 1968. Similar data were collected on a comparison group of children not enrolled in Exodus and attending predominantly black schools in their neighborhood. Collection of change data was completed for 151 children. It was found that the children in Exodus showed greater improvement in change in achievement test scores, although they did not show greater fate control. Further data analysis and research are being done to try to more clearly locate the factors related to improvement in both the affective and cognitive areas for Exodus and non-Exodus children. [Appendix A, "Family Experiences in Operation Exodus, the Bussing of Negro Children", by James Teele, Ellen Jackson, and Clara Mayo (Community Mental Health Journal Monograph No. 3) is not available from EDRS, but may be obtained from Community Mental Health Journal, Columbia University Press, 605 West 115th Street, New York, N.Y. 10025 for $1.75.] (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Boston, MA. School of Public Health.
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Boston); Project Exodus