ERIC Number: ED161975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
School Desegregation: Outcomes for Children. Findings in Search of a Theory.
St. John, Nancy H.; Gordon, Edmund W., Ed.
IRCD Bulletin, v13 n2 Spr 1978
This article examines nine dimensions to the meaning of school desegregation for black children and analyzes one attitudinal outcome related to each dimension. The dimensions (listed first) and corresponding outcomes are as follows: (1) symbolic message and sense of control; (2) borrowed stigma aura and self esteem; (3) relative deprivation and morale; (4) roles and expectations of others and motivation; (5) peers as reference group and school related norms; (6) cross racial contact and cross racial attitudes; (7) minority group position and anxiety; (8) cultural marginality and group identity; and (9) comparative reference group and academic self confidence. The meaning of school desegregation for white children is also considered. Educational conditions under which desegregation is likely to have the most beneficial and least harmful outcomes for children are suggested for each dimension. The potential impact of individual differences, such as age, sex, mental health, achievement level and family socioeconomic status on successful biracial schooling is discussed. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. for Urban and Minority Education.
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