ERIC Number: ED123326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-15
Reference Count: N/A
Desegregation and the Private School Alternative.
Giles, Micheal W.; And Others
Summarized are findings of an intensive study of southern white parents' decision to transfer their children from desegregated public schools to essentially segregated private schools (in seven desegregated school districts in the state of Florida, with data drawn from surveys of white parents of school age children in each of the seven districts). Findings indicate that contrary to expectations, Southerners in the sample are no more likely to avoid desegregation and place their children in private school than non-southerners. Avoidance of desegregation transcends racial views and regional upbringing, but not the ability to afford it. The findings also appear to support multiple district desegregation plans of the type proposed for Detroit. Results also indicate that avoiders are not more racially prejudiced than compliers. Moreover, while resistance is commonly attributed to lower-class persons, avoidance of desegregation through the private schools appears to be an upper class phenomenon. It is concluded that avoidance does not remove the racially prejudiced from the schools, but it removes children whose presence is important. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Black Education, Black Students, Black Youth, Bus Transportation, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Influences, Minority Group Children, Nontraditional Education, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship, Policy Formation, Private Schools, Public Policy, Racial Integration, Relocation, Rural to Urban Migration, School Desegregation, School Holding Power, Social Integration, Student Mobility, Transfer Students, White Students
Not available separately; see UD 016 040
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC. Center for National Policy Review.; Notre Dame Univ., IN. Center for Civil Rights.