ERIC Number: ED094029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Busing, Desegregation and Student Self-Concept.
Felice, Lawrence G.
This paper reports findings from the first two years of a 3-year study to evaluate the effects of court-ordered busing in Waco, Texas. The objective of this study is to determine minority student achievement gains or losses, attitudes toward busing and school desegregation, the degree of interracial cooperation and acceptance in Waco schools, and the effect of busing on each of the above. Two items in the Equality of Educational Opportunity Survey were used to identify the interracial climate of participating schools: intergroup hostility and interracial friendship. The primary question for this paper is: Do differences in students' perceptions of the interracial climate of the school relate to differences in individual student achievement? The original sample, drawn in the spring of 1971, consisted of a stratified random sample of seventh and eighth grade students. Approximately 240 minority students from that sample were bused to Waco Independent School District schools. The overall design of the study is that of a 3-year longitudinal panel. Data reported in this paper are from the first and second waves of collection (spring of 1971 and 1972). Multiple regression analysis is used since it allows one to weight the relative effects of contextual and individual attributes with all other factors controlled. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Busing, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods, Friendship, Longitudinal Studies, Minority Group Children, Organizational Climate, Racial Relations, School Desegregation, Secondary School Students, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Student Transportation, Transfer Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas