How does the extent and quality of intergroup contact experienced by students help to predict their perceptions of the academic environment in the school or their attitudes towards people from other groups (racial and ethnic).
Interracial Friendships in the Transition to College: Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together Once They Leave the Nest?
Examines formation of interracial friendships among college students by examining how friendship networks change during the transition from HS to college and explores racial composition of collegiate friendship networks for several racial groups.
Measure segregation in terms of uneveness in racial enrollment patterns both between schools and within schools.
Examine the student -and institution- level effects of one key form of diversity – cross-racial interaction.
What kinds of diversity initiatives and cross-racial interactions foster learning among diverse students?
An assessment of how Brown v. Board of Education’s most visible effect – the contact between students of different racial groups – has changed over the past 50 years.
Reviews the history of the racial desegregation of America’s public schools.
School segregation within the districts and counties in the state of NC.
Document and measure the extent of interracial contact within schools.
Examines recent trends in enrollment and racial composition in urban public schools. Does desegregation contribute to white enrollment losses?
Tests whether school organization affects friendship segregation in a national sample of adolescents friendship networks.
When and How School Desegregation Improves Intergroup Relations: The Relationship Between Social Psychology and Social Policy
Analyze studies that focus on when and how does school desegregation improve intergroup relations?
Whether desegregation programs have raised lifetime earnings for blacks, through interracial contact or improvements in school quality.
Desegregation is sometimes different from and inconsistent with maximizing interracial contact.
Does desegregation have any measureable effect on racial prejudice? Does childhood interracial contact have any lasting effect on adult prejudice?
Compares educational attainment and present attitudes of young black adults who did and did not participate in a desegregation program.
Cross-Group Contact Opportunities: Impact on Interpersonal Relationships in Desegregated Middle Schools
Examines the effects of school organizational structure on students’ interracial and cross-sex communication patterns
Examines the tenets and assumptions of contact theory.
The Perpetuation of Segregation Across Levels of Education: A Behavioral Assessment of the Contact Hypothesis
Examines if black students who attend desegregated high schools are more likely to attend desegregated colleges.
Academic Performance of Black High School Students Under Different Conditions of Contact with White Peers
The possible interaction effects of class racial composition and friendship with whites on several aspects of black student’s academic performance
Integration effects on Blacks achievement.
Examines long term outcomes of desegregated schooling for African Americans- employment patterns and income