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ERIC Number: ED166287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Who Likes Desegregated Schools? The Effect of Sex and Race on Students' Attitudes.
Schofield, Janet Ward; McGivern, Elaine
It is often suggested that black girls may have a somewhat harder time adjusting to desegregated schools than black boys but that just the opposite is true for white children. This conclusion is based on a relatively small number of studies which have focused on assessing the impact of desegregation on factors such as students' self-esteem or their college aspirations. Very little research has been conducted on students' reactions to and perceptions of their experiences in interracial schools. In the research reported here, 20 randomly selected sixth grade black and white students were interviewed about their reactions to their school near the beginning and the end of their first year of desegregated education. Both black and white students felt very positively about the "magnet" school they attended and about relationships between students there. However, 2 x 2 repeated measures analyses of variance showed that, as predicted, black males and white females were considerably more positive about their experiences than were black females and white males. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Not available in hard copy due to reproduction quality of the original document; Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Meeting (Toronto, Canada, March, 1978)