ERIC Number: ED094027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
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A Comparative Study of School Climate in White and Black Elementary Schools.
Henderson, Ronald D.
This study is designed to compare the school normative climate of white and black urban elementary schools relatively matched on socioeconomic status (SES) and achievement. With this design the researcher sought to: (1) find if there are differences in normative climate between white and black schools; and (2) generate further tentative insight into variables which may affect the differential academic performance of students in white and black schools. A nonrandom sample of schools was selected through the aid of the Michigan Department of Education State Assessment Program. The department provided aggregate scores of all fourth-grade students, by school, on achievement and SES, as measured by a questionnaire of family consumption patterns, education, mobility, and student's future aspirations. Data were collected in 1970-71 via questionnaires from 16 schools with a total population of 2,743. The 1970-71 fifth-grade students whose achievement and SES data were collected by the State department in 1969-70 were the primary student sample in each school. An additional sample of fourth- and sixth-grade students in each school was included to obtain a wider range of student reports. Measures of school climate were sociopsychological scales and factors derived from the student questionnaire. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan