ERIC Number: ED208117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Middle School Staff Attitudes Toward Desegregation, 1979 Survey.
Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
A total of 288 middle 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-student relations, staff relations, disciplines, 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, most teachers judged that academic standards were rising, students behavior was improving, and student racial relations were improving. A majority of school staff members were satisfied with their ability to work with students of all races, indicated that teachers of different races were learning to work well together, were satisfied with their schools' guidance and counselinq programs, and indicated that fighting among students had not increased since the desegregation plan was implemented. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.