ERIC Number: ED448256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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An Analysis of One School's Attempt To Combat White Flight.
Cousin, Sherri L.; Klotz, Jack J.; Kiick, Carole A.
This study examines how one Mississippi elementary school countered the growing trend toward minority isolation with the Community and Home Access for Mississippi Parents and Students project, which was designed to combat white flight, improve academic performance on standardized reading tests, and increase access to technology. Project components included the Accelerated Reader Program, supported by computer software and designed to promote in-class and outside reading; promotion of parent-to-student reading at home and in school; extensive infusion of technology in classrooms and homes (via a computer loan program), coupled with teacher and parent computer training; community outreach programs to enhance school efforts and promote school image; and diversity training for parents, staff, teachers, and the community. Evaluation included examination of: minority isolation; student achievement; hours students spent reading; hours parents spent with students reading or using the computer; hours that students interacted with technology at school; and parent satisfaction with the availability and use of technology at school. Data from parent and student surveys, students' achievement scores, and court reports on minority isolation indicated that there was positive movement in all of the goals except minority isolation, which increased rather than decreased. The questionnaires are appended. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi