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ERIC Number: ED183639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Desegregated School and Status Relations among Anglo and Minority Students: The Dilemma of School Desegregation.
Iadicola, Peter; Moore, Helen
This paper discusses the possible incongruence between the two policy goals of desegregation: assimilation and improvement of intergroup relations through the reduction of prejudice by means of equal status contacts between students. The congruence between the two goals was tested by determining the effects of a school environment conducive to assimilation upon status relations between sixth grade Anglo, black, and Hispanic students. It was found that as both the percentage of Anglo students and socioeconomic status of the school increases, so does the level of status inequality between Anglo and minority students. Black males and Hispanic females were found to experience the highest level of status inequality in their relations with Anglo students. Thus, it was shown that by placing minority students in an environment conducive to assimilation, a process develops by which there is replication and reinforcement of the status inequalities found in the dominant society. (Author/RLV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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