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ERIC Number: ED079629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 15
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Self-Esteem and School Interest of Black Fifth-Grade Pupils as a Function of Demographic Categorization.
Beers, Joan S.
This report identifies significant differences in self-esteem and school interest among black fifth-grade pupils when the following differ: (1) the school's racial composition; (2) the pupil's sex; (3) the pupil's socioeconomic status; and (4) the school's socioeconomic composition. The report concludes that while school districts can neither control nor alter the race, sex, or social status or their pupils, they can exert some control over the racial and socioeconomic compositions of elementary school buildings and over the selection of teachers, the amount and quality of resources in a building, and the types of programs offered. The implications are that the process of desegregation may have begun, but the process of integration has yet to begin and that socioeconomic status is as significant a variable for black children as it has been found to be for white children. (Author/LAA)
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Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Meeting, (Washington, D. C., May 3-5, 1973)