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Haslam I 217
Educational Policies/United States: In 1954, the landmark Brown v. Board of Education US Supreme Court case no longer allowed ‘separate but equal’ racial segregation in the schools. In the mid-1960s, the United States adopted sweeping civil rights legislation. In the aftermath, the decade of the 1970s was a period of experimentation with concrete policies to implement these principles.
School busing, in which African American and White students were transported to predominantly White or African American schools respectively, was one way that public (state) schools were racially desegregated. Busing to achieve desegregation, though, was highly contested politically and often opposed by communities (…). these efforts were challenged in terms both of the seemingly more limited academic achievement of African American and White students in newly desegregated schools and the social friction that busing caused in these schools. It was in the context of this national controversy and unrest that Elliot Aronson and his students initiated their work on the jigsaw classroom. >Jigsaw method/Aronson; Cf. Aronson et al. (1978)(1).



1. Aronson, E., Stephan, C., Sikes, J., Blaney, N. and Snapp, M. (1978) The Jigsaw Classroom. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.



John F. Dovidio, „ Promoting Positive Intergroup Relations. Revisiting Aronson et al.’s jigsaw classroom“, in: Joanne R. Smith and S. Alexander Haslam (eds.) 2017. Social Psychology. Revisiting the Classic studies. London: Sage Publications


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