Portland State University. Department of Sociology
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology
1 online resource (102 p.)
Ability grouping in education, Reading (Elementary), Social acceptance, Academic achievement
Research on the effects of school desegregation has failed to produce conclusive findings. An over emphasis on the outcomes of school desegregation, usually assessed through the use of standardized test scores, has created a situation in which there exists a paucity of studies of the day to day process of school desegregation: instructional practices, student interaction, and teacher behavior in the classroom. More research on the process of school desegregation is needed if its results or outcomes are to become more interpretable.
Johnson, David A., "An Aspect of the Process of School Desegregation : the Effects of Reading Ability Grouping on Social Attractiveness and Peer-Perceived Success" (1976). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2594.