Dr. Stan Sibley
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|Title||The Effects of School Choice on Desegregation in the Omaha Public Schools|
|Author||Sibley, DeWitt Stanley|
|School||The University of Nebraska - Lincoln|
The purpose for conducting this study was to determine the effects of intradistrict and interdistrict choice on desegregation in the Omaha Public Schools and to examine the reasons why students chose to attend schools other than their neighborhood schools.
Three research paradigms were used to determine answers to the research questions. An analysis of existing records in the Omaha Public Schools determined which high school students applied to transfer using (interdistrict) choice for the 1991-92 through 1994-95 school years and who transferred using intradistrict choice for the 1993-94 school year. Two random samples of high school students were selected and surveyed to determine reasons for choices made to attend neighborhood schools or other schools using intradistrict transfers. A stratified sample of students was selected and interviewed to gain more information regarding the reasons for choices made, to verify the findings, and to provide more in-depth responses.
Findings from the study included: