ERIC Number: ED085427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
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Southern Schools: An Evaluation of the Effects of the Emergency School Assistance Program and of School Desegregation. Volume II.
Crain, Robert L.
Volume 2 of the evaluation report of the effects of ESAP comprises 5 working papers resulting from the evaluators' decision to explore the variety of research problems relevant to desegregation and policy making that they met with during the evaluation process. The first two papers deal with race relations in desegregated Southern schools: the first paper treats the students' sense of belonging by looking at both black and white students who say "I really don't belong in this school"; the second working paper asks whether the school can induce teachers to change the way they react to desegregation. The third working paper speaks to two questions raised by the Coleman report: how big is the effect of the school on student achievement test performance? and, is a student's achievement affected by the social status of the students in the school? The fourth paper demonstrates that the racial composition of the Southern schools does not affect black achievement in any manner. The last paper is an effort to find some "scientific way" to look at the present furor over busing. In summary, it is contended that while desegregation does not seem to harm white achievement, it does little to raise black achievement. However, it is held that the most reassuring note is that teachers in desegregated schools can be influenced to accept desegregation and to make their black students welcome. (Author/RJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Emergency School Aid Act 1972