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Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve; Frankenberg, Erica – Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2012
American demographics are shifting, most notably among the student population (G. Orfield, 2009). The proportion of white student enrollment has steadily decreased since the 1960s, from approximately 80% of students to 56% today (G. Orfield, 2009). In the South and the West--two of the most populous regions in the country--schools report nonwhite…
Descriptors: Evidence, Race, Student Diversity, School Support
Detroit Public Schools, MI. Office of Federal, State, and Special Projects. – 1979
In 1979 the United States District Court ordered the Detroit Public Schools to transfer its teachers in such a way that each school in the system would have a faculty comprised of not more than 60% of one race. In order to effect this balance, the district had to involuntarily transfer 472 teachers. This application for Emergency School Aid Act…
Descriptors: Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Elementary Secondary Education, Interviews
Ferrara, Barbara E.; Redemer, Merrill – 1979
Three discrete programs were evaluated by comparing students' pretest-posttest results, and by surveying teachers, principals, and parents for their perceptions of the programs and recommendations for improvement. Over 500 students, referred to student relations specialists because of personal or social problems, showed statistically significant…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Counseling Services, Cultural Awareness, Disadvantaged
Higgins, Paul S. – 1976
During 1974-75, 86 Desegregation Counselor Aides worked in 39 desegregated Minneapolis public schools. About three-fourths of the Aides served elementary schools. Aides attempted to resolve student-student and student-teacher conflicts, to improve interracial attitudes, and to act as liaisons between schools and the neighborhoods from which…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Counselors, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs
Ozenne, Dan G.; And Others – 1974
To meet several pre-evaluation goals of the national Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA) Evaluation study, the following activities that were undertaken are described: selection of an achievement measure; a pretest of this measure to assess student needs in schools eligible to receive funds under the Act (schools with a minority enrollment of 50…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Background, Content Analysis, Cultural Differences
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North Forest Independent School District, Houston, TX. – 1975
Project ORDER is a pilot project tested in an urban middle school in Houston, Texas. The program was intended to improve the general school atmosphere; to improve students' attitudes toward the school, its program, faculty, and administration; to show significant improvement in pupil behavior; and to substantially improve teaching-learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Autoinstructional Aids, Curriculum, Educational Environment
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North Forest Independent School District, Houston, TX. – 1976
Although it deals with both years of the program, this report is primarily concerned with the second year of Project ORDER. The program's objectives were to improve the general school atmosphere, including teacher, student, and parent attitudes toward the school; to show continued significant improvement in pupil behavior; and to substantially…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Autoinstructional Aids, Curriculum, Educational Environment
Aylor, Kay E. – American Education, 1974
Four "support" teachers are the stars of a program instituted in a desegregated Colorado district under the Emergency School Aid Act. (Editor)
Descriptors: Enrollment, Junior High School Students, Minority Groups, Pilot Projects
Lee, Ann M.; And Others – 1974
"Project Assist," conducted in two elementary schools and one junior high school, tested the hypothesis that students in schools with trained instructional reading aides will read better than students in schools with either untrained aides or no aides. This report presents data on the project gathered during the 1973-1974 school year.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Education, Junior High Schools, Measurement Instruments