ERIC Number: ED171849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Field Studies in Urban Desegregated Schools. Final Technical Report.
This report is a record of a two year observational study of a first grade class in a multiracial elementary school located in San Jose, California. The focus of this study is on the processes which characterize the social life of this particular school. Organizing concepts of the study, the method and plan of the study, and the structure of the school are described and discussed. Characteristics explored include ethnicity, sex, talent and academic competence and their relative influence on friendships and other social relationships. Teachers' perceptions of their chosen careers and work settings and principal-teacher relations at the school are investigated. Implications of these findings on the process of socialization among students at the school are considered. Standards of socialization discussed include universalism, independence, and achievement. Reflections on the study are outlined and recommendations dealing with the achievement of equal status relations among children in multiethnic schools are made. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: California (San Jose)