ERIC Number: ED127398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May
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Separatism, Integrationism and Avoidance Among Black, White and Latin Adolescents: A Longitudinal Analysis.
Jacobson, Cardell K.
The racial attitudes of junior and senior high school students in Milwaukee were examined for students in integrated and segregated schools. Black, white, and Latin students in selected public schools were interviewed in the spring of 1974 and reinterviewed in the spring of 1975. Approach/avoidance and integration/separatism dimensions emerged from a factor analysis of racial attitude items. The dimensions indicate that student reactions to intergroup school experiences are complex. The social correlates of both dimensions are presented and the implications of the two dimensions for continued research on race and ethnic relations are discussed. Black students in all-black schools scored more on the avoidance end of the approach/avoidance dimension, while black students in integrated schools scored on the approach end. However, the black students in the all-black schools tended to score on the integration end of the integration/separatism dimension, while the black students in the all-black schools tended to score on the separatism end. The attitudes of the students in the all-black schools changed towards those in the integrated schools during the year between interviews. Reasons for the changes are suggested and partially tested. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. Language and Area Center for Latin America.; National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Milwaukee)