School Desegregation: A long-term study by Harold GerardSchool Desegregation: A long-term study by Harold Gerard

School Desegregation: A long-term study

byHarold Gerard

Paperback | January 15, 2013

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HAROLD B. GERARD AND NORMAN MILLER In the fall of 1965, when the school board of the Riverside Unified School District made its momentous decision to desegregate the ele­ mentary schools in Riverside, both of us were faculty members in the psychology department on the Riverside campus of the University of California. The riots in Watts had occurred the previous August and the shock waves were being felt around the cou<_try.20_although20_the20_black20_population20_of20_riverside20_at20_the20_time20_was20_only20_625_20_or20_725_2c_20_people20_were20_apc2ad_20_prehensive.20_a20_story20_appeared20_in20_the20_local20_paper2c_20_the20_rzverside20_press20_enterprzse2c_20_about20_several20_blacks20_who20_were20_watching20_the20_burning20_and20_looting20_in20_watts20_on20_tv.20_one20_of20_them2c_20_excited20_by20_what20_he20_saw2c_20_exc2ad_20_claimed2c_20_22_man-let27_27_s20_burn20_here2c_20_too.20_22_20_the20_others20_in20_the20_bar20_were20_more20_level-headed20_and20_fortunately20_dissuaded20_him20_from20_following20_his20_impulse.20_barely20_two20_weeks20_later2c_20_however2c_20_someone20_set20_fire20_to20_one20_of20_the20_buildc2ad_20_ings20_of20_lowell20_school2c_20_in20_the20_eastside20_ghetto20_area.20_nothing20_was20_left20_of20_the20_building20_but20_a20_charred20_shell.20_people20_in20_riverside2c_20_of20_all20_ethnic20_groups2c_20_were20_generally20_edgy20_in20_the20_face20_of20_a20_seemingly20_volatile20_situation.20_agitation20_by20_minority20_parents20_for20_improved20_education20_for20_their20_children20_seemed20_to20_be20_reinforced20_by20_the20_general20_unrest. although="" the="" black="" population="" of="" riverside="" at="" time="" was="" only="" _625_="" or="" _725_2c_="" people="" were="" _apc2ad_="" prehensive.="" a="" story="" appeared="" in="" local="" _paper2c_="" rzverside="" press="" _enterprzse2c_="" about="" several="" blacks="" who="" watching="" burning="" and="" looting="" watts="" on="" tv.="" one="" _them2c_="" excited="" by="" what="" he="" _saw2c_="" _exc2ad_="" _claimed2c_="" _22_man-let27_27_s="" burn="" _here2c_="" too.="" _22_="" others="" bar="" more="" level-headed="" fortunately="" dissuaded="" him="" from="" following="" his="" impulse.="" barely="" two="" weeks="" _later2c_="" _however2c_="" someone="" set="" fire="" to="" _buildc2ad_="" ings="" lowell="" _school2c_="" eastside="" ghetto="" area.="" nothing="" left="" building="" but="" charred="" shell.="" _riverside2c_="" all="" ethnic="" _groups2c_="" generally="" edgy="" face="" seemingly="" volatile="" situation.="" agitation="" minority="" parents="" for="" improved="" education="" their="" children="" seemed="" be="" reinforced="" general="">
Title:School Desegregation: A long-term studyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:315 pagesPublished:January 15, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1461343127

ISBN - 13:9781461343127

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Table of Contents

1. The Study.- 2. The Historical Setting.- 3. The Overall Research Design and Some Methodical Considerations.- 4. Achievement.- 5. IQ.- 6. Effects of Desegregation on Achievement-Relevant Motivation.- 7. The School Experience and Adjustment.- 8. Personality Traits and Adjustment.- 9. Speech Anxiety and Linguistic Changes.- 10. Social Contact in the Desegregated Classroom.- 11. Teacher Influences in the Desegregated Classroom.- 12. Family Characteristics, Attitudes, and Values.- 13. Summary and Conclusions.- Author Index.