ERIC Number: ED212721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Current Knowledge about the Effectiveness of School Desegregation Strategies. Volume III: A Proposed National Study of School Desegregation.
McConahay, John B.
This volume offers a proposal for a national desegregation study which would involve coordinated case studies of twelve to fifteen cities in which there has been substantial systemwide desegregation for 5 to 10 or more years. The following are identified as the principal components of the study: (1) a natural history of school desegregation; (2) a study of housing patterns and markets; (3) a content analysis of media coverage of desegregation; (4) achievement and attitude testing of fifth and tenth grade students in selected schools; and (5) a public opinion survey of adults (parents and non-parents) residing in each city. Also identified are the theoretically and methodologically important evaluation criteria and external validity criteria used in the selection of cities. Each component is justified in a definition of its purpose, and a brief description of the method recommended for data gathering in each area is given. Persons or groups of persons for research of each component are suggested. A time schedule and estimated budget for the project is appended. (JCD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Attitude Measures, Case Studies, Community Attitudes, Desegregation Effects, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Interviews, Media Research, Parent Attitudes, Racial Attitudes, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Proposals, Residential Patterns, School Desegregation, Student Attitudes, Surveys, United States History, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Center for Education and Human Development Policy.
Note: For other volumes of this Assessment Project see UD 021 862 and UD 022 073-080.