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    Sources of Resistance to the Coleman Report

    Daniel P. Moynihan
    The author discusses the responses to the Coleman Report of three interest groups from which strong reactions might have been expected—the educational establishment, the reform establishment, and the research establishment. He offers three propositions explaining why these groups responded as they did to the Coleman findings. The author illustrates one of his propositions in some detail by analyzing the Coleman data relating family structure and school achievement.

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    Spring 1968 Issue

    Abstracts

    Preface
    Harold Howe II
    The Concept of Equality of Educational Opportunity
    James Coleman
    Sources of Resistance to the Coleman Report
    Daniel P. Moynihan
    Research Issues
    School Factors and Equal Educational Opportunity
    Henry S. Dyer
    Academic Motivation and Equal Educational Opportunity
    Irwin Katz
    Race and Equal Educational Opportunity
    Thomas F. Pettigrew
    Social Class and Equal Educational Opportunity
    Alan B. Wilson
    Policy Issues
    Towards Equality of Educational Opportunity?
    Samuel Bowles
    Alternative Public School Systems
    Kenneth B. Clark
    Policy for the Public Schools
    Compensation and Integration
    David K. Cohen
    Discussion
    Implementing Equal Educational Opportunity
    Report Analysis
    Theodore R. Sizer
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