ERIC Number: ED208115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Product Evaluation of the Uniform Code of Student Conduct Component of the Detroit Desegregation Court Order.
Green, Charles A.
The Uniform Code of Student Conduct Component of Detroit's (Michigan) school desegregation plan was ordered in 1975 by the court to promote a peaceful and orderly environment in the schools so that students could receive educational experiences in an atmosphere which would be substantially free from disruptions and violence. Uniform policies concerning discipline and attendance were designed and implemented. Results of a product evaluation were mixed. Evidence supported the conclusion that the environment for learning had improved since the Detroit schools were desegregated. There was progress in reducing the incidence of disruptive and violent students behaviors in middle and high schools and there were improvements in student racial relations. Evidence concerning attendance showed that student attendance in middle and high schools declined between 1976 and 1980. There were slight improvements in elementary school attendance during the same four year period. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.