ERIC Number: ED118716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Relation of Inter-Racial Contact and Other Factors to Outcomes in the Public High Schools of Indianapolis.
Patchen, Martin; And Others
The first part of this report descriptively compares black and white students with respect to various outcomes such as effort, academic performance, aspiration, and racial opinion change, and examines whether students of given racial groups differ in behavior depending on the school which they attend. Interrelationships between the various outcomes are explored. Data indicate that blacks do not differ greatly from whites with respect to academic effort or absence from school, that blacks and whites are similar with respect to educational and occupational aspirations, and that they differ greatly in achievement scores and grades. The second part of the report considers the associations between each of the outcomes in the school and each of several sets of factors which are seen to account for variations in each outcome. These sets of possible explanatory factors are interracial interaction, student characteristics, home background, school situation, and student goals, beliefs ano interests. Analysis of the data deals with each racial group separately and emphasizes the differences among individual students. Since the data on which the report is based is four years old, the descriptive findings are not held to necessarily reflect the current situation. Yet the observed general patterns and the issues they raise are still relevant. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Inst. for the Study of Social Change.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana (Indianapolis)