ERIC Number: ED247324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Beyond School Desegregation: A Study of Student Perceptions and Needs in Six Suburban Township School Districts in Marion County, Indiana, Year Two. A Research Report.
Harris, J. John, III; And Others
This is the report of 1982 and 1983 studies of six suburban school districts in Marion County, Indiana. It analyzes student attitudes towards school desegregation in the second year of an ongoing, court-required student needs assessment. Part I introduces the study. Part II provides a legal history of integration problems in Marion County, the study's statement of purpose, and an explanation of the development of the study questionnaire. Part III describes the methodology used to survey 4,783 students in Grades 2-11, a sampling that included 3,119 white residents and 1,486 black non-residents. ("Non-residents" were those bused to schools outside their home school districts.) Part IV includes statistical results with factor, chi-square, regression, and cluster analyses. Part V, with findings and conclusions, discusses the study's dominant finding that black and white students were pleased with their schools after integration. Recommendations made include the need for educators' continuing sensitivity to factors surrounding parental and student concerns. Appended are a legal history of desegregation in the United States, 1982 and 1983 questionnaires, the script of the 1983 survey, and results of the various data analyses operations. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Indianapolis. Center for Urban and Multicultural Education.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Office of School Programs.
Identifiers: Indiana (Indianapolis); Indiana (Marion County)