ERIC Number: ED102279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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School Desegregation: Outcome for Children.
St. John, Nancy H.
This book focuses on the question: What is the effect of racial mixing in school on the children involved? Unless the context indicates a more specific meaning, "desegregation" is used here to refer broadly to racial mixing in schools. The term "integration" is reserved for that biracial situation in which the minority group is accepted on a completely equal basis. The distinction is discussed in Chapter 5. The grade levels that chiefly concern us are elementary and secondary, although some reference is made to studies of racial mixing in preschool or college. The studies reviewed here were made in cities large and small and in all regions of the U.S. Unfortunately, the range of variables of outcomes of school desegregation that have been studied is limited to three main areas: academic growth measured by standardized achievement tests; motivation and self-confidence measured through interviews, questionnaires, and a variety of instruments; and interracial attitude and behavior measured by tests of social distance or stereotyping, by sociometry, or by observation of the incidence of conflict, cleavage, or friendly interaction. Chapter 2 reviews studies of academic achievement, Chapter 3 studies of motivation and self-confidence, and Chapter 4 studies of interracial attitude and behavior. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods, Educational Research, Integration Studies, Motivation, Public Policy, Racial Relations, Research Methodology, Research Reviews (Publications), School Desegregation, Self Esteem, Student Attitudes, Student Transportation
John Wiley & Sons, 605 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10016 ($13.95, cloth)
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