ERIC Number: ED041092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
Parent and Teacher Attitudes Toward Integration and Busing. Research Resume, Number 43.
Jensen, Arthur R.
Questionnaires concerning opinions regarding racial integration, busing, and ability grouping were solicited in Spring, 1968, just prior to total desegregation of the Berkeley schools, from 337 Berkeley, California elementary school teachers and from the parents of over 8,000 elementary school pupils. Analyses of the results indicated that: (1) the vast majority of Berkeley teachers favored integration and busing, and held attitudes favorable to the school administration's official policies in this area; (2) older teachers were less favorably disposed toward busing and integration than younger teachers; (3) the majority of parents favored integration but approved busing less as a means of achieving integrated schools; (4) more females than males favored busing; (5) there were significant racial differences in opinions on busing; (6) a majority of all racial groups favored ability grouping; (7) favorable attitudes toward busing decreased with the number of years residence in Berkeley; (8) homeowners approved of busing less than renters; and, (9) favorableness toward integration and busing was positively related to parents' educational level. Teacher and parent opinion questionnaire forms with respective percent responses according to criteria of race, sex, age group, and length of residence in Berkeley are appended. (RJ)
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Authoring Institution: California Teachers Association, Burlingame.
Identifiers: California; California (Berkeley)