Perpetuation Theory and the Long-Term Effects of School Desegregation

@article{Wells1994PerpetuationTA,
  title={Perpetuation Theory and the Long-Term Effects of School Desegregation},
  author={Amy Stuart Wells and Robert L. Crain},
  journal={Review of Educational Research},
  year={1994},
  volume={64},
  pages={531 - 555}
}
  • A. Wells, R. Crain
  • Published 1 December 1994
  • Education
  • Review of Educational Research
For the last 30 years, the bulk of research on school desegregation has focused on the short-term effects of this policy on the achievement, self-esteem, and intergroup relations of students in racially mixed versus segregated schools. These research foci reflect a more psychological approach to understanding the goals and purposes of school desegregation, viewing it as a policy designed to save the hearts and minds” of African-American students and teach children of all races to get along… 

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