ERIC Number: ED138657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Three Myths; An Exposure of Popular Misconceptions About School Desegregation.
Weinberg, Meyer; And Others
This document contains three reports dealing with popular misconceptions about school desegregation. The papers deal with quality education, educator attitudes, and white flight. The first paper focuses on the following questions: (1) How does desegregation affect academic achievement? (2) What is the effect of desegregation on the minority child's self-concept and his/her education and career aspiration? (3) In what ways does desegregation influence the manner in which students of different races get along? (4) How do teachers and students relate to one another in desegregated schools? The second paper provides the results of a survey conducted on superintendents and principals from eleven southern states. Educators were asked questions related to time of desegregation, conditions under which desegregation took place, and size of school district. In the third paper, two tests of the hypothesis that school desegregation leads to white flight are offered. The migration data presented here suggest that if there is white flight, desegregation is not making whites flee cities any faster than they have in the past. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Birth Rate, Demography, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods, Educational Quality, Integration Studies, Principals, Public Schools, Racial Integration, School Desegregation, Superintendents, Surveys, Urban to Suburban Migration
Southern Regional Council, 52 Fairlie Street, N.W., Atlanta, Ga. 30303 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA.
Note: For related documents see UD 016 771, UD 016 772, and UD 016 773