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A Qualitative Investigation of Black Students' Perceptions of School Racial Climate

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Byrd, Christy M. (North Carolina State University)
Publication Date
2018-12-30
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation. Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences
    • Award Number: SMA-1203651
Free Keywords
racial climate; Black; high school students; multicultural education; racial discrimination
Description
  • Abstract

    In Spring 2013, Christy Byrd and two graduate student researchers interviewed Black students at a predominantly Black school in an urban area in Michigan. Participants were first in a focus group and then completed an individual interview 2-3 weeks later. In the focus group, participants were asked to describe how people at school got along across racial and cultural lines and what they learned about race and culture. In the individual interview, they were asked if they had thought of anything else since the focus group and what it was like being a Black student at the school. The participants were paid $10 for each interview and selected their own pseudonyms.

    According to state data, the school is 84% non-Hispanic Black or African American and 14% Hispanic. About 85% of the school’s students were eligible for free or reduced lunch. The school served about 800 students in grades 7 through 12. Demographic information for staff indicated that 28% of teachers and 64% of administrators were African American; 59% of teachers and 27% of administrators were White; 4% of teachers and 0% of administrators were Hispanic/Latino.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2013-03-01 / 2013-05-31
    Time Period: Fri Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2013--Fri May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013 (Spring 2013)
  • 2013-03-01 / 2013-05-31
    Collection Date(s): Fri Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2013--Fri May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2013
Geographic Coverage
  • Michigan
Sampled Universe
Black high school students
Sampling
All participants at the high school were invited to participate in a study on "diversity in their school". Those who returned parent consent forms were scheduled for interviews.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview~~

Availability
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Update Metadata: 2019-04-25 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-04-25

Byrd, Christy M. (2018): A Qualitative Investigation of Black Students' Perceptions of School Racial Climate. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E108801V1-11365