ERIC Number: ED117289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
"What Students Perceive". A Report of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Clearinghouse Publication No. 24.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Extensive interviews of students were conducted by Commission staff from mid-1968 through early 1969 with the purpose of examining the attitudes and perceptions of students concerning the education they were receiving. Among the issues addressed by the students were the following: how the schools can respond constructively to the needs and aspirations of today's youth in these turbulent times; how students can participate constructively in the decisions that affect their education; what innovations in educational technique or curriculum are necessary to improve the quality of education; what must be done to meet the educational needs of minority group children; and, what steps must schools take to promote successful adjustment to desegregation by students and teachers alike. In all, 277 students from 17 cities and towns were interviewed at length. Efforts were made in each of the communities to interview substantial numbers of both minority and majority group students. Most of the student interviewed were high school juniors and seniors. In most cases, the race of the student interviewer were matched. Questioning was directed toward bringing out the student's views on specific topics. These topics appear as chapter headings in the report: Education Overview; Administration; Teachers; Curriculum; and Perception of Others. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Field Interviews, High School Students, Metropolitan Areas, National Surveys, Racial Attitudes, Racial Differences, Role Perception, School Attitudes, Social Differences, Student Attitudes, Student Problems, Student School Relationship
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.75, paper)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.