Equality of Educational Opportunity: The Coleman Report

  • Frederick Mosteller


In the 1950s and 1960s in the United States, social research had made considerable progress in the ability to study questions relevant to policy. Most such work had been done in economics. Advances in computers, research on sample surveys, and experience in studying complex questions provided a base for understanding strong investigations. One such strong investigation was the study made by James Coleman and colleagues, the central theme of this chapter.


Academic Achievement Educational Opportunity European Economic Community Bilingual Program Strong Investigation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick Mosteller
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  1. 1.BelmontUSA

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