ERIC Number: ED200669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Practitioners' Guide for Achieving Student Integration in City High Schools.
Genova, William J.; Walberg, Herbert J.
The purpose of this report is to review school practices and school environment characteristics that can be promoted in order to achieve student integration in desegregated urban high schools. A research project conducted to study alterable characteristics related to student outcomes is described. School practices that were identified as sources of school integration are discussed including: (1) racial mixing; (2) faculty integration; (3) school safety; (4) staff support for integration; (5) multicultural exposure; and (6) student perception of equal treatment of all groups. School climate characteristics that were identified as facilitating student integration are also reviewed, including: (1) school members' involvement in school activities; (2) staff receptivity to student concerns; (3) an emphasis on learning; (4) friendship; (5) ability to solve problems; (6) uniformity of treatment and opportunity; (7) positive group membership; (8) open expression of ideas and feelings; (9) established goals; (10) student participation; (11) student choice; (12) fair regulations; and (13) a challenging atmosphere. An improvement process is outlined by which a school can change its integration practices and better its climate characteristics. (APM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Change Strategies, Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Faculty Integration, High Schools, Multicultural Education, Racial Attitudes, School Desegregation, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Role, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: TDR Associates, Inc., Newton, MA.