ERIC Number: ED056406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
"The Coleman Report Says . . .": Equality of Educational Opportunity -- Analysis and Political Implications. School Desegregation Bulletin Series.
Guthrie, James W.; Morrelli, Paula S.
This document comments on the accuracy of findings extracted from the Equality of Educational Opportunity Report, authored by a federally appointed research team headed by James S. Coleman. According to the authors, dificiencies and inconsistencies in the study center around the method of collecting data, the design and validity of the instruments used, and the statistical techniques employed in analyzing the information gathered. The presentation argues that these weaknesses produce findings that fail to provide a sound framework upon which to base policy decisions. However, the authors agree that the Report has helped to focus school-related research on "outputs" and that it has a substantial number of other merits. (Author/JF)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Riverside. Western Regional School Desegregation Projects.