ERIC Number: ED369872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Racism in Schools--New Research Evidence.
Kelly, Elinor; Cohn, Tessa
This pamphlet contains two recent research studies on racism in English schools. "Pupils, Racial Groups and Behaviour in School" by Elinor Kelly was commissioned by the MacDonald Committee of Inquiry as part of a study of the circumstances surrounding the murder of an Asian pupil by a White student in a Manchester (England) school. A survey of 902 pupils in three secondary schools explored students' perceptions of racial violence. Findings suggest that these schools need to be vigilant because of the discontent and disquiet among various ethnic groups that has the potential for racial violence. "Sambo--a Study in Name Calling" by Tessa Cohn studies six schools in the London suburbs. Questionnaires completed by 549 elementary and secondary school students indicate that name calling exists outside the inner city and that such behavior has serious consequences for children. The first study contains seven tables, and the second has four appendixes, which include the questionnaires and some cover letters. (Contains 22 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Urban Schools, Violence, White Students
Trentham Books Limited, Westview House, 734 London Road, Oakhill, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, ST4 5NP United Kingdom (3.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)