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Stevens, Leonard B. – Education and Urban Society, 1990
Discusses the increasing proportion of minority enrollments in urban schools and the ensuing social isolation of Black and Hispanic American students. Reviews four models of metropolitan school desegregation plans. Suggests a federal initiative that would require states to develop plans involving multiple school districts. (FMW)
Descriptors: Desegregation Plans, Federal Programs, Minority Groups, Models
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Phelan, Patricia – Education and Urban Society, 1987
Illustrates how the combined use of qualitative and quantitative methods were necessary in obtaining a clearer understanding of the process of incest in American society. Argues that the exclusive use of one methodology would have obscured important information. (FMW)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Family Structure, Incest
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Lareau, Annette – Education and Urban Society, 1987
Discusses teaching qualitative research methodology to graduate education students. Advocates creating a social context for classroom learning, as opposed to the traditional experiential approach. Includes examples of three course descriptions. (FMW)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Descriptions, Data Collection, Educational Research
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Marshall, Catherine; Mitchell, Barbara A. – Education and Urban Society, 1991
Studies school-site administrators' understanding about ways of gaining/maintaining power, control, and predictability. Multisite study data concerning assistant principals identify rules of the game for four micropolitical (site-level assumptive world) domains. Assumptive worlds create avoidance of value conflicts and risky change, group-think…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Assistant Principals, Behavior Standards, Educational Environment
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Fetterman, David M. – Education and Urban Society, 1987
Reviews the seven papers presented at a symposium entitled "Perennial Issues in Qualitative Research," part of the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, 1986), and included in this issue. Discusses the demonstrated usefulness of qualitative methods in educational research, and also…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Research, Ethnography, Evaluation Methods
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Wilson, Suzanne M.; Gudmundsdottir, Sigrun – Education and Urban Society, 1987
Follows the development of the conceptual boundaries used in defining a case study through the stages of a research project about the development of teacher knowledge. Compares the process with the Hermeneutical Circle. (FMW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Concept Formation, Data Collection, Definitions
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O'Reilly, Elana M.; Verdugo, Richard R. – Education and Urban Society, 1999
Reviews and critiques some of the more prominent school-safety databases. Develops a framework for collecting safe-schools indicators by merging the safe-school framework of the National Education Association with a social-indicators model. Provides recommendations for annual data collection, publication, and dissemination. (SLD)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Educational Indicators, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sussman, Michael H. – Education and Urban Society, 1990
Reviews the negative impact of Reagan-era civil rights policies on housing and school desegregation. Suggests a coordinated federal policy approach that would overcome local political bias. (FMW)
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Government, Government Role
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Willie, Charles V. – Education and Urban Society, 1990
Hypothesizes that a student assignment plan, such as that approved for Boston (Massachusetts), can be an effective method of using school choice to achieve both educational quality and racial balance. Urges the federal government to increase funds for demonstration planning projects and comparative studies to test the plan's effectiveness. (FMW)
Descriptors: Desegregation Methods, Educational Improvement, Federal Government, Government Role
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Kearney, C. Philip – Education and Urban Society, 1990
Discusses the role of the national values of efficiency, choice, and equity in the adoption and implementation of the federal education block grant program and the negative effects on school desegregation. Urges policymakers to consider policy goals, and not just policy instruments, when considering future proposals. (FMW)
Descriptors: Block Grants, Federal Programs, Policy Formation, Public Policy
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Checkoway, Marjorie – Education and Urban Society, 1990
Analyzes the experiences of three midsize Michigan school districts in implementing school desegregation programs under the Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA). Concludes that effective implementation requires clear goals and objectives, committed leadership, community support, and on-going political support. (FMW)
Descriptors: Desegregation Plans, Equal Education, Federal Programs, Politics of Education
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Vergon, Charles B. – Education and Urban Society, 1990
Reviews the role of the federal government in the development of national school desegregation policy over the past 35 years. Concludes that desegregation requires active federal support, but desegregation effects are limited by political backlash and conflicting judicial interpretations. Suggests a future federal role. (FMW)
Descriptors: Desegregation Effects, Educational History, Federal Government, Government Role