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School Integration, Classroom Climate, and Achievement [microform] / Nancy H. St. John
Bib ID 5222197
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
St. John, Nancy H
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1971 
86 p. 
Summary

The aim of the study was a search for factors influencing the achievement of black and white elementary pupils in urban schools of varying racial and social class composition. Key variables tested include school racial composition (current and cumulative), school social observers, and the interracial friendliness of classmates as evidenced by their sociometric choices. The sample included all children in 36 sixth grade classrooms, two in each of 18 schools randomly drawn from a matrix representing the racial and social class distribution of interracial elementary schools in the city. The classrooms varied from seven to 100 in the percentage of black children enrolled and from lower to middle in mean socioeconomic status; of the total of 956 children, slightly over half were white. Data to measure achievement, parental occupation, and previous schools attended were copied from school cumulative records. State racial censuses established the racial composition of city schools over a six-year period. After week-long observations in each classroom teachers were rated on Ryans (1960) Characteristics of Teachers Scale. A Sociometric test was the source of information on peer-group friendship patterns. (JM)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.

Contract Number: OEG-1-70-0011(509).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Achievement.  |  Black Students.  |  Classroom Desegregation.  |  Classroom Environment.  |  Desegregation Effects.  |  Elementary School Students.  |  Parent Background.  |  Peer Relationship.  |  Racial Balance.  |  School Desegregation.  |  Social Relations.  |  Socioeconomic Status.  |  Teacher Behavior.  |  Urban Schools.  |  White Students.
Other authors/contributors Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education
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