Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Degree Discipline

Business Education


Many studies have been made on the quality of educational attainments in predominantly black schools as compared to that of predominantly white schools. Of these, some of the most notable include the Colemen report and civil rights commission study. The Coleman report, according to Charles H. Thompson, is considered the most ambitious and comprehensive of these studies. The report was a response to a congressional mandate in the 1964 civil rights legislation, section 402. This mandate required that a survey be made to ascertain the extent of inequality of educational opportunities and attainment " for individuals by reason of race, color, religion, or national orgin in public institutions of all levles in the U.S."Other studies which have been conducted are replications or renalyses of all or part of the coleman survey, or critical evaluations of it and its implications. These studies include those of Wlliam G. Mollenkpf and Melville, Samuel M. Goodman, Henry S. Dyer, and Samuel S. Bowles, which will be discussed in chapter II.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Kenneth H. Briggs


Prairie View Agricultural And Mechanical College


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Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

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Prairie View




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