ERIC Number: ED094021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
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Achievement and Attitudinal Changes Associated with School District Reorganization.
Beers, Joan S.; Reardon, Francis J.
The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, School District reorganized in the fall of 1970 to attain, among other things, racial balancing in all of its schools. Changes in policy and practice were comprehensive. The district adopted the 10 goals of quality education, developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, as the basis for program planning and implementation. In order to examine the progress of pupils toward achieving these goals and in order to evaluate the effects of school district reorganization on pupils' achievement and attitudinal patterns, two analyses were conducted. The first examined basic skill patterns of one class of Harrisburg pupils as they progressed from the beginning of grade 5 in 1970 to the end of grade 6 in 1972. Separate analyses were performed for black and white pupils. The second examined attitudinal patterns of one class of Harrisburg pupils as they progressed from the beginning of grade 5 in 1970 to the end of grade 6 in 1972. Separate analyses were performed for black and white pupils. Three areas were included: attitude toward self, attitude towards others who differ in race and social class, and, attitude toward school and learning. Attitudinal scores for the Harrisburg sample were compared to scores from a statewide longitudinal study. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania