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ERIC Number: ED075738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 37
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A Comparison of the Relevance of Education in Three City High Schools: Black, White and Integrated.
Ptaschnik, I. Jeffery
This report asserts that a large minority of students are not only disinterested in their education but are beginning to actively reject the education that they are being offered. The problem is particularly acute for students of the working class or minority groups. This study investigated whether there are differences among city high schools, differentiated according to racial composition, in what is classified as relevant or irrelevant in the educational program, and to identify and explain these differences. Forced choice Q-sorts related to the student's social-personal and academic development were used. The findings indicate that there were differences in the relevance of education, depending upon the racial composition of the school. In many instances, aspects of the educational program which were categorized as relevant for students in one school were categorized as irrelevant for students in another school having a different racial composition. Further, the identical items were sometimes considered irrelevant for different schools for entirely different reasons. (Author/LAA)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 25-March 1, 1973