ERIC Number: ED117279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Desegregation in Ewing Township, New Jersey: A Case Study.
Cotton, Oscar D.; And Others
In January 1974, a research team from Teachers College, Coloumbia University spent four days in Ewing Township, New Jersey studying and documenting the efforts made by the school district and community in bringing about a desegregated system. Ewing School District was one of four districts to be included in the Comparative Desegregation Project designed to document key processes that are associated with bringing about effective school desegregation. Variables examined include: student contact, assignment and grouping at all levels; staff interaction; student representation in school activities; student interaction; parent representation in the schools; current concerns of staff; students and parents; and, the role of the district staff and community prior to and during desegregation. The research team consisted of six members. During the four-day visit, the team visited six of the ten schools in the district, met with some staff from the central administration, and conferred with some parents and community persons in the evenings. The study consisted of formal and informal observations, i.e. in classrooms, hallways, cafeterias, etc., and structured and unstructured interviews with central administrative staff, students, parents and community leaders. A total of twelve instruments were used to insure adequacy and consistency in the collection of data. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.