ERIC Number: ED208116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary School Staff Attitudes Toward Desegregation, 1979 Survey.
Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
A total of 339 elementary school teachers in Detroit, Michigan responded to a questionnaire that was designed to measure the impact of the city's court ordered desegregation plan on their attitudes. The questionnaire focused on several areas including desegregation, busing, student achievement, student racial relations, staff relations, discipline, and staff morale. Results indicated that most teachers opposed the desegregation plan as a whole, regarded busing as an ineffective means of promoting equal educational opportunity, and considered desegregation as an ineffective means of improving education in Detroit schools. However, a majority of staff members indicated that academic standards were rising, judged student racial relations as good, were satisfied with their schools' disciplinary policy, were satisfied with their ability to work with students of all races, were supportive of their schools' counseling programs, reported that fighting among students had not increased since the desegregation plan was implemented, and judged that teachers of different races were learning to work well together. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.