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ERIC Number: EJ795134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3534
Fifty Years after Brown: New Evidence of the Impact of School Racial Composition on Student Outcomes
Kurlaender, Michal; Yun, John T.
International Journal of Educational Policy, Research, and Practice: Reconceptualizing Childhood Studies, v6 n1 p51-78 Spr 2005
Over the last half-century, many researchers have studied and written about school desegregation and race in American schools. Most studies on the benefits and costs to school desegregation are primarily from the 1960s and 1970s in response to the changes brought about from "Brown," the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the "Green" case in 1968--a decision that led to increased enforcement of "Brown" and authorized busing. These studies concentrated largely on the impact of desegregated schooling on the experiences of African American students and focused on school systems that had been intentionally segregated. In order to address the different outcomes and include other racial groups, the authors present findings from a case study of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, a district that can legitimately be described as multiracial with three different racial/ethnic groups (black, white, and Hispanic) present in large numbers. The instrument used in this research, the Diversity Assessment Questionnaire (DAQ), is a 70-item student survey. The data employed for this analysis are based on the survey administered in the fall of 2000 to 10,844 students, attending 33 high schools throughout the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. (Contains 6 tables, 3 figures, and 21 notes.)
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Language: English
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