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ERIC Number: ED177266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Ethnic Diversity and Attitudinal Variance: A Problem of Classroom. Integration.
Eggington, Everett
As a result of the busing plan in effect in Jefferson County (Kentucky), minority children are bused over a longer period than whites and minority children are bused out of their local communities more often than whites. In order to assess possible effects of these different busing patterns, a sample of 464 white and minority middle and high school students from six different schools in Jefferson County (racially integrated through busing) were interviewed to ascertain differences in ethnic identification and propensity toward individuality. A comparison of white students' and minority students' perceptions of "the way society is" and "the way society ought to be" revealed a significantly greater disparity for the white students than for the minority students. A possible explanation for this variance is that minority students must make more profound personal and social adjustments than do whites, particularly because of existing busing patterns. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Kentucky
Note: Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)