ERIC Number: ED102243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Design for a National Longitudinal Study of School Desegregation: Volume 1. Issues in Theory and Method.
Crain, Robert L.
This report is the response to a request from the United States Commission on Civil Rights that a research program be designed to accomplish two tasks: (1) to measure the effectiveness of different desegregation strategies in providing equality of educational experiences to black, Puerto Rican, Mexican-American, and Anglo students; (2) to provide policy-makers with information about the problems that arise in school desegregation and with research results from which they can recommend national and local policies to help desegregation become more effective. Section 1 attempts to construct an appropriate theoretical frame of reference. Section 2 presents the general methodological perspective of this design. Section 3 discusses in more detail the logic of the most important design aspect: that all of the proposed studies are longitudinal. Section 4 develops the major theoretical issues of the study in three parts: the community as a whole, the impact of desegregation on student attitudes and performance, and five specific school factors which seem especially important in making desegregated schools effective. Section 5 reexamines the desegregation issue from the perspective of two minorities of Spanish-language background. These five sections of Volume 1 constituted the theoretical basis for the design presented in Volume 2. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Black Education, Desegregation Effects, Integration Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Mexican Americans, National Surveys, Public Policy, Puerto Ricans, Research Design, Research Methodology, School Community Relationship, School Desegregation, Student Attitudes
Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($7.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: For Volumes 2 and 3 See UD 014 777 and 778