ERIC Number: ED208118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
High School Staff Attitudes Toward Desegregation, 1979 Survey.
Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
A total of 385 high 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, discipline, and staff morale. Results indicated that most teachers opposed the desegregation plan as a whole, regarded busing as a ineffective means of promoting equal educational opportunity, and considered desegregation as an ineffective means of improving education in Detroit schools. However, in comparison to 1977 and 1978 survey data, increased percentages of teachers believed that academic standards were rising in their schools, student racial relations were good and improving, disciplinary policy was satisfactory, counseling and guidance programs were satisfactory, teachers were improving their ability to work with students of all races, teachers of different races were learning to work well together, and white and black students were becoming less prejudiced. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.