ERIC Number: ED072152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-1
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Change in Self-Perception and Racial Attitude as a Result of Human Relations in a Parochial School System. Final Report.
Operation Hospitality was a program started 4 years ago to bus children from all black inner city parochial schools to all white parochial schools, largely suburban. The first phase of an overall evaluation of the program involved the attitudes of the participating student populations. The second aspect of evaluation which was planned involved an evaluation of teacher attitudes in the participating schools. This was interrupted in the light of a more immediate expressed need. Several messages were coming from principals and pastors in the black sending-schools indicating their black communities did not want the busing to continue. As a result of these concerns it was decided to study parents' attitudes, both those participating and those not participating in the program to determine how they felt about it and its values to black children. The total sample was 93 parents with children in Operation Hospitality and 56 parents with no children in Operation Hospitality. The data was collected using personal interviews. The interviewers were all black; four women and one man who lived in the inner city or taught in inner-city parochial schools. Experienced research analysts read the interviews and described the significant patterns of attitudes and feelings and sought answers to the research questions. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Catholic School Board, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois