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ERIC Number: ED212721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.