ERIC Number: ED255607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Longitudinal Study of a Metropolitan Voluntary Desegregation Plan.
Crain, Robert L.; And Others
A long-term study of the effects of school desegregation, based on the tracing of students initially involved in a 1966 desegregation plan, is reported on in this document. The students, who were from Hartford, Connecticut, and were nearly all Black, were traced from their first desegregation in elementary school until after high school graduation. It is concluded that, compared with similar minority students who attended segregated Hartford city schools: male participants were more likely to graduate from high school (the effect on females was weaker); (2) male, but not female, participants completed more years of colleg; (3) male, but not female, participants perceived less discrimination in college and in other areas of adult life in Hartford; (4) male, though not female, participants have experienced less difficulty with the police and have gotton into fewer fights as adults; (5) participants have closer social contact with Whites as adults, are more likely to live in desegregated housing, and had more friends in college (the colleges were always predominantly White); and (6) female participants were less likely to have a child before 18. The last four conclusions serve to explain to some degree the positive effects of desegregation on educational attainment. (Author/RDN)
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black Students, College Attendance, Desegregation Effects, Dropouts, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Minority Group Children, Racial Attitudes, Racial Integration, Racial Relations, School Desegregation, Sex Differences
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Connecticut (Hartford)