ERIC Number: ED095252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Patterns and Determinants of Inter-Racial Interaction in the Indianapolis Public High Schools. Final Report.
Patchen, Martin; Davidson, James D.
This report examines the kinds of relationships which existed between black students and white students in the public high schools of Indianapolis, Indiana in the 1970-71 school year. Variations in race relations among schools and among individuals are related to. (1) students' experiences outside of high school--e.g., family, grade school, and neighborhood influences; (2) students' personal characteristics; (3) characteristics of the school and of the school situation; and (4) students' perceptions of, and feelings toward, schoolmates of another race. The study was conducted in 11 schools, composed of 12 school sites (the freshman class of one school was located separately from the rest of that school). These 12 school sites varied widely in racial composition, ranging from 1 percent to almost 100 percent black students. School sites also varied in a number of other important respects, including rapidity of change in racial proportions and distribution of students in the various academic programs. Following informal interviews with students, teachers, and administrators at each school site, questionnaires were administered to a sample of students of each race at each school. For all schools, a total of about 2,000 black students completed each part of a two-part questionnaire. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana; Indiana (Indianapolis)