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ERIC Number: ED154087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 42
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Non-public Schools and Desegregation: Racial Factors and Changes in the Share of Big-City White Pupil Enrollment Going to Non-public Schools.
Becker, Hank
The relationship of racial factors to recent trends in enrollment of white students in private schools is examined in this paper. Demographic and school enrollment data on 157 U.S. cities were gathered from the 1960 and the 1970 census. In addition, data from a 1968 survey of civil rights and school politics in non Southern cities were used in measuring the racial, educational and political climate in these cities. Because of initial differences, and because of distinct patterns of relationships between private school enrollment and various predictors, the South and the non South are analyzed separately. Race related variables considered in the multiple regression analysis include black and white public school enrollment and changes in the teacher and pupil racial segregation indices. Non race variables include city size, central city to suburb ratio, and the age of housing. A second set of regression analyses were made. These analyses employed the former variables together with economic data and measures of local immigrant or ethnic populations. It is concluded that racial factors in local demography during the 1960's did affect the level and direction of change occuring in the use of nonpublic schooling by white families. An elaboration of this model is suggested using sociopolitical variables. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Pages 6 and 7 may not reproduce well due to reproduction quality of the original; Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Toronto, Canada, March, 1978)