ERIC Number: ED202980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Walking or Riding: Does It Make a Difference in Black Student Achievement?
Howell, John F.
This paper provides background information on school desegregation in Springfield, Massachusetts, and describes a study that compared the academic achievement of two groups of black elementary school students: one group who was mandatorily bused to a previously white school, and the other who walked to their neighborhood school which was desegregated by the assignment of white students from other neighborhoods. The students who walked to desegregated schools were found to have higher achievement gains than were those who were bused. After examining a number of student and school factors that may have influenced the results, it is concluded that black achievement can be stimulated more by busing white students to formerly black schools than by busing black students to formerly white schools. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Springfield)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April, 1981).