ERIC Number: ED071788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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The Concept of Equal Educational Opportunity and the Chicano: Methodological Footnotes on a Study of School Systems in the Southwest.
Brischetto, Robert; Arciniega, Thomas
Four different mailed questionnaire surveys dealing with inequality in educational opportunity for Mexican Americans have been conducted in the Southwest: (1) Fall 1968, Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) survey of 1,204 superintendents in districts with 300 students or more; (2) Spring 1969, Mexican American Education Study (MAES) survey of 538 superintendents in districts with at least 10% Mexican American students; (3) Spring 1969, MAES survey of 1,166 school principals within districts with 10% or more Mexican American students; and (4) Spring 1972, Southwestern School Study of 636 superintendents from all districts with 300 or more students. At the time of this publication, the Spring 1972 Southwestern Schools Study was being conducted as a follow-up to the HEQ and the Spring 1969 MAES survey. The questionnaire includes some items asked in the 2 surveys along with some additional items not covered in them. In addition to the 538 districts, 98 "Anglo" districts (i.e., districts with less than 10% of each minority group) are also included to allow the study to uncover the range of differences in districts of varying Mexican American enrollment density. Because of the longitudinal panel design, changes which occurred in the 3 years, partly because of the passage of Federal legislation, will also be examined. The methodological framework for the study as it relates to the concept of equal educational opportunity and a literature review of previous research are given. (NQ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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