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ERIC Number: EJ982704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep-17
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1068-2341
Intergroup Relations in Integrated Schools: A Glimpse inside Interdistrict Magnet Schools
Bifulco, Robert; Buerger, Christian; Cobb, Casey
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v20 n28 Sep 2012
The frequency and quality of intergroup contact within racially and ethnically diverse schools has potentially important implications for the achievement of desegregation goals. The analyses presented here use survey data to assess intergroup contact within a sample of ten interdistrict magnet schools in Connecticut. Findings indicate frequent intergroup interactions within interdistrict magnet schools, but also that the perceived quality of intergroup relations differs across racial groups and both the frequency and quality of intergroup contact varies considerably across schools. Students who report higher quality intergroup relations in their school also tend to report more positive academic environments and more positive attitudes towards other groups. (Contains 16 footnotes and 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut