ERIC Number: ED184968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Ethnic Survey of East Detroit School District Residents.
Bratt, Marilyn; And Others
This telephone survey to determine the ethnic composition of the East Detroit school district was done by a team of teachers as part of a teacher workshop training program. As part of the same teacher workshop, another team of teachers wrote an historical sketch of East Detroit, describing its population growth, economic development, and educational services. (See document SO 012 513). These complementary studies present one approach for developing a composite picture of a school/community. This publication describes the methodology used in the survey, outlines the data received by school, summarizes the data, and lists questions which were raised by the survey. The initial step in the survey was an endorsement and some assistance from the Superintendent of Schools. He made available to the teacher team school census data and supported a request to involve high school students working in the district's 12 elementary schools. A press release informing the public that this survey was being conducted was sent to city newspapers. Notice of the survey was also mailed to every home in the district. Using the school census data sheets, a five percent telephone sample was prepared for each elementary school area. The telephone survey was conducted by cooperating high school students. Results indicated that German Americans represent the largest ethnic percentage of East Detroit School District residents. The next two largest groups were Polish Americans and Italian Americans. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Ethnic Heritage Studies Center, Detroit.
Identifiers: Ethnic Heritage Studies Program Act; Michigan (Detroit)
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 507-514.