ERIC Number: ED195601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Multi-Ethnic School Environments; Final Report FY 1978-79, Volume II: Classroom Case Studies.
Beckum, Leonard C.; Dasho, Stefan J.
The Multi-Ethnic School Environments Study evolved in response to the need for a research base for identifying special teacher training needs in newly desegregated school districts. The ultimate goal of this five year project is to generate teacher training processes and materials to aid teachers in coping with the realities of desegregation. The first phase (1978-1979) was a year of ethnographic research which examined teachers' efforts to organize their classrooms and to encourage the integration of students in newly desegregated classes. This volume of the research report presents case studies of the four classrooms which were observed for the project. Each study is introduced by background information on the community, school district, and the desegregation plans. The school and classroom; teachers and students; teachers' beliefs, expectations and instructional practices; and the social order of the classroom are also described. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Desegregation, Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnography, Inservice Teacher Education, Observation, Racial Integration, School Demography, School Desegregation, Social Science Research, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: For related documents see UD 020 922 and UD 021 120.