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ERIC Number: ED181161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Promoting Student Integration in City High Schools: A Research Study and Improvement Guidelines for Practitioners. Final Report.
Genova, William J.; Walberg, Herbert J.
In this study of juniors in racially mixed high schools, student attitudes and behavior toward people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds are reported to be significantly related to school integration practices (racial mixing, racial fairness, staff support for integration, security, staff modeling, and multicultural exposure) and thirteen school climate factors (including student involvement, learning orientation, and equal treatment). The report indicates that since these factors are generally under the control of the school, they can be formed and utilized for the purpose of attaining school integration. It is recommended that specific integration practices (such as racial mixing) receive concrete form in activities such as cooperative learning teams, athletic teams, and one-to-one activities. Other guidelines and recommendations for improving student integration are also delineated. The report also contains a nine-step improvement process for school integration that relies on the above findings and specifies the nature of support and resources necessary for a school to achieve better racial relations. A bibliography and tables are included and are followed by appendices containing a questionnaire for students that reveals their attitudes on school integration and climate, the criteria for items appearing in the questionnaire, technical properties of the instruments used in the research, and the mean and standard deviation values employed in the study. (WP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: TDR Associates, Inc., Newton, MA.
Note: For a related document see UD 020 116