ERIC Number: ED297062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Three Reports on New Directions in School Desegregation Research. Report No. 312.
Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for Social Organization of Schools.
The three papers presented in this compilation address a basic issue of school desegregation research: what future directions should such research take in order to provide useful knowledge for parents, educators, and policymakers? Each paper shares the viewpoint that it is narrow and insufficient to study desegregation effects in terms of improvement of minority achievement alone. The first paper, "What Does Educational Research Tell Us About School Desegregation?" (Gail E. Thomas; Frank Brown) provides a critique of past desegregation research and offers a set of alternative research questions and issues to guide future inquiries. The second paper, "The Impact of Desegregation on Going to College and Getting a Good Job" (James M. McPartland; Jomills H. Braddock II) focuses on the need for desegregation research to examine how school desegregation may help overcome structural barriers that exclude minorities from equal opportunities for success as adults. The third paper, "Assessing School Desegregation Effects: New Directions in Research" (Jomills H. Braddock II; James M. McPartland) broadens the theme of the previous paper to include the need to expand research methods in order to permit comparisons of institutions and organizations. Each paper provides an abstract and includes a list of references. (Author/BJV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for Social Organization of Schools.