ERIC Number: ED061527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Student Demonstrations in a Multi-Racial High School: The Case of Berkeley.
Dagenais, F.; Marascuilo, Leonard A.
Student activism on both the college and secondary school level is briefly discussed. Into this framework are inserted the specific characteristics of the Berkeley, California High School. The data reported here was gathered from questionnaires returned by 293 graduated seniors. Questionnaire items dealt with such timely topics as protests, law and order, and the war in Vietnam. In addition, demographic data, such as political party preference, religious observance, social class, nationality; IQ level, etc., was collected. Results of the study indicate that students who demonstrate for social justice and equality tend to be white and of high ability. In addition, they tend to be politically liberal or radical, to not attend Church, to reside in high socio-economic status areas of the community, and to believe that the outcomes of protests and demonstrations are positive and beneficial. The usefulness of the findings is briefly touched upon. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.