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ERIC Number: ED209371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Desegregation Evaluation Progress Report: Parent and Student Survey Responses. Report No. 79-17.
Walkup, Hugh
This report presents findings from a survey of parents' and students' opinions regarding the desegregation effort and educational quality of Seattle, Washington schools in 1978-1979. Generally, parents responding to the survey indicated satisfaction with most aspects of their children's education. Areas of lowest satisfaction, however, included attention to individual instruction needs and active encouragement of interests and talents. These items received higher levels of parent satisfaction among those with children enrolled in educational program options. Students' perceptions of themselves in school situations generally paralleled their parents' satisfaction with schools. Students who changed schools showed varying degrees of satisfaction, depending on whether the changes were because of program options, mandators reassignment, or other reasons. Bussed students whose parents indicated adequate bus supervision tended to have more favorable views of their educational experience. Finally, increased awareness of other ethnic groups and cultures appeared to be related to higher parent satisfaction and more positive student attitudes. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA. Dept. of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.