ERIC Number: ED102274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Desegregating America's Colleges: A Nationwide Survey of Black Students, 1972-73.
Boyd, William M., II
This study asks and answers basic questions about the experience of blacks at predominantly white colleges. The data presented here comes from 979 face-to-face interviews conducted by young, college-educated black employees of the Educational Policy Center. These interviews, lasting approximately 45 minutes each, were conducted at 40 colleges and universities across the U.S. during the 1972-73 academic year. There were two groups of respondents: 785 black students and 194 black or white faculty members and administrators. Stratified random sampling techniques were used to assure that the interviews conducted would provide a valid basis for generalization. The appendix provides technical details about the selection of colleges and respondents. The appendix also contains the questionnaire which was used so that the reader can see the exact wording of questions. This questionnaire was developed after a presurvey study of students, faculty members, and administrators at six colleges across the country. To allow as many people as possible to benefit from the survey, this written analysis avoids techniques of analysis which can be understood only by those with backgrounds in statistics. For those who want to draw their own conclusions, much of the raw data which was compiled is presented in the appendix. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Administration, College Desegregation, College Faculty, College Students, Desegregation Effects, Educational Policy, Enrollment, Field Interviews, National Surveys, Racial Balance, Racial Relations, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
Praeger Publishers, 111 Fourth Avenue, New York, New York 10003 ($2.50, paper; $11.00, cloth)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Educational Policy Center, New York, NY.
Note: Praeger Special Studies in U.S. Economic, Social, and Political Issues Series