ERIC Number: ED058576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Educational Effectiveness of Integration: A Comparison of Pupil Achievement Before and One Year After Integration; A Survey of the Attitudes of Principals, Teachers, Parents, and Pupils Involved in the Program.
Banks, Ronald; DiPasquale, Mary Ellen
This study surveyed the effects of bussing nearly 1,200 blacks in the Buffalo (N. Y.) Public Schools from segregated inner city schools to schools where the population was primarily white. The blacks, in grades 5-7, were bussed from 6 inner city schools to 22 receiving schools. Findings include the following: (1) blacks integrated into classes with whites make greater gains in academic achievement than do blacks who remain in segregated schools; (2) whites do not suffer loses in academic achievement as a consequence of integration; (3) principals and teachers in receiving schools believed that the integration program demonstrated positive educational results; (4) parents of black and white pupils involved in the integration program believed that it was educationally sound; and (5) blacks and whites involved in the integration program believed it to be a good idea. (TA)
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Authoring Institution: Buffalo Public Schools, NY.