ERIC Number: ED208119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Grade 7 Student Attitudes Toward Desegregation, 1979 Survey.
Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
A total of 903 seventh grade students in Detroit, Michigan responded to a questionnaire that was designed to measure the impact of the city's desegregation plan on their attitudes. The questionnaire focused on several areas including educational aspirations, student racial relations, attitudes toward race, and school conditions which affect learning. Results indicated that students felt that student racial relations had improved and would continue to improve. The majority of seventh graders indicated that they were comfortable with students of different races, had friends of different races, and helped students of different races with school work. About 40 percent of the students reported seeing students trying to instigate trouble between blacks and whites and 43 percent felt unsafe in their schools. However, most students did not fear being bothered or hurt. More than half of the students saw classroom behavior that interfered with teaching and learning. Between 1977 and 1979 there was a trend toward black and white students preferring to attend schools comprised predominantly of students of their own race. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.