ERIC Number: ED346170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Minority Students in California: Descriptive Analysis and Policy Implications. California Children, California Families.
King, George D.
This report addresses the issue of how to reform and or restructure the educational system to respond more effectively to the needs of minority students and to prepare minority students for productive service and a better quality of life. In particular, the report discusses the achievement patterns of minority youth enrolled in California public schools and factors that contribute to the differences in the achievement patterns of minority and non-minority youth. Following an introduction, a section on the contextual background highlights the conditions under which California public schools operate. The next section contains a description of achievement patterns and provides profiles of the general achievement patterns of students statewide, with an emphasis on minority student performance. The following section presents the findings of a study of factors contributing to differences in achievement, which used multiple regression analysis with data collected from 6 school years. A section on resource allocation issues notes the difficulty of analyzing information in this area and recommends changes that would make comparison possible. The final section presents the report's four conclusions and three policy recommendations. Included are 13 figures and 34 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Life, Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Children, Policy Formation, Public Schools, Resource Allocation, Special Needs Students, White Students
Joint Publications Office, State Capitol, Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0001 ($3.00 each plus California sales tax).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Legislature, Sacramento. Assembly Office of Research.
Identifiers - Location: California