ERIC Number: ED081543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Racial Desegregation on High School Youth's Educational Projections: A Quasi-Experimental Study.
Falk, William W.; And Others
Examining educational aspirations and expectations of black and white youths in segregated and desegregated public schools, the study collected data from a panel of high school sophomores in 1966, seniors in 1968, and 4 years after high school in 1972, in 3 Texas counties selected for a high rural residence and a high black population. In 1966 the 3 counties contained 13 segregated black high schools, 9 segregated white high schools and 1 desegregated high school. In 1968 there were only 3 white schools and 5 black schools still segregated. The design of the research was characterized as an accidental quasi-experiment because several but not all the conditions necessary for rigorous field experimentation were present. The major finding was that the desegregation experience in the youth panel had a negligible effect on the formation of measured mobility-linked attitudes. (PS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Note: Paper presented at the Rural Sociological Society annual meeting, College Park, Maryland, August 1973