ERIC Number: ED064025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
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Methodological Appendix of Research Methods Employed in the Mexican American Education Study.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released Mexican American Education Study findings in a series of documents: (1) "The Ethnic Isolation of Mexican Americans in the Public Schools of the Southwest" (ED 052 849), "The Unfinished Education" (ED 056 821), and "The Excluded Student" (ED 062 069). The research methods employed in the study are described here. Phase 1 utilized a stratified random sampling of school districts (300 or more pupils or 1,204 districts) in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. Results from 3 questionnaires were tabulated by state, school grade level, ethnic composition of school, and size of district enrollment. Phase 2 used schools (575) which enrolled over 10% Mexican Americans. One questionnaire was sent to district superintendents, and 1 to a random stratified sample of school principals. The data from superintendents were tabulated by state, enrollment size, proportion of Mexican American enrollment, and grade levels served. The tabulated data from principals included the above data, as well as information on the non-Mexican American composition and the socioeconomic status of the school. In Phase 3, limited to California, New Mexico, and Texas, areas having substantial Mexican American enrollment and encompassing rural, urban, and suburban schools were randomly chosen. Grades 4, 8, 10, and 12 were then visited in these schools, using 6 instruments to interview, observe, and record factual data. Tabulations were by state, grade, and Mexican American enrollment. Included are 6 tables, and 11 appendixes. (MJB)
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Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.