ERIC Number: ED183697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Magnet Schools Utilized for Voluntary Integration: A Descriptive Study.
Stanley, Cheryl F.; Rosser, R. Stephen
This study reports the findings of a questionnaire survey developed to gather information on the general characteristics of magnet programs and to determine the use of magnet schools in overall district integration plans. Thirty-eight of 98 districts responding to the survey reported utilizing magnet schools for integration purposes. Forty-one percent of these districts reported having at least 50% minority populations. Most magnet schools were at the elementary level. Ten areas of emphasis addressed in magnet schools were identified: (l) fine arts; (2) career/vocational technical education; (3) academic; (4) basic skills; (5) administrative/structural alteration; (6) gifted and talented; (7) early childhood education; (9) handicapped; and (10) miscellaneous (areas by which their titles defied categorization). Correlation analysis suggested no clear patterns between school district and magnet school characteristics. Tables of data are appended. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (Houston, TX, February, l979)