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ERIC Number: ED001118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jul-1
Pages: 30
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ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON RACIAL IMBALANCE AND EDUCATION. INTERIM REPORT.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON RACIAL IMBALANCE AND EDUCATION
RACIAL IMBALANCE HAMPERS THE FULLEST ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THOSE AFFECTED BY IT AND IMPAIRS ADEQUATE PREPARATION FOR THE DUTIES OF AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP. THE PRACTICAL DEFINITION OF A RACIALLY IMBALANCE SCHOOL WAS ONE IN WHICH COMPOSITION OF THE SCHOOL POPULATION IS SHARPLY OUT OF BALANCE WITH THE RACIAL COMPOSITION OF THE SOCIETY IN WHICH NEGRO CHILDREN STUDY, SERVE, AND WORK. BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT RACIAL IMBALANE EXISTS AND ADVERSELY AFFECTS THE SOUND EDUCATION OF THOSE WHITE AND NEGRO CHILDREN IN SEPARATE OR UNFAVORABLY BALANCED SCHOOLS, EIGHT POSSIBLE AREAS OF FOCUS ARE SUGGESTED AS WAYS OF ELIMINATING THE DETRIMENTAL CONDITIONS. AMONG THE MATTERS PROPOSED FOR CONSIDERATION ARE WAYS--TO PLAN THE FUTURE LOCATION OF SCHOOLS IN ORDER TO AVOID RACIAL IMBALANCE, IN WHICH NEW DESIGNS FOR CAMPUS-STYLE NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS MAY BE DEVELOPED TO SERVE ENLARGED AND MORE REPRESENTATIVE COMMUNITY AREAS, TO ENCOURAGE DEVELOPMENT OF INTEGRATED FACULTIES, TO IMPROVE EXISTING GUIDANCE SERVICES, TO IMPROVE TEACHER EDUCATION IN INTERRACIAL RELATION, POSSIBILITIES OF A LIMITED AND VOLUNTARY STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM BETWEEN URBAN AND SUBURBAN SCHOOL DISTRICTS, WAYS TO EXPAND COMPENSATORY EDUCATION FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN, AND POSSIBILITIES OF ENCOURAGING SCHOOL SYSTEMS TO SELECT TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER TEACHING MATERIALS MORE EFFECTIVE IN THE PREPARATION OF CHILDREN FOR LIVING IN MODERN SOCIETY.
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Identifiers: MASSACHUSETTS; Massachusetts (Boston)