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ERIC Number: ED001576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-May
Pages: 115
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DESEGRATION OF THE BERKELEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS--ITS FEASIBILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION. THE SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT OF A STAFF GROUP STUDY. APPENDIXES.
WENNERBERGH, C.H.
REPORTS OF SEVEN TASK GROUPS WERE INCLUDED. TASK GROUP NO. 1 CONSIDERED THE "RAMSEY PLAN." INVOLVED WERE--(1) EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS SUCH AS COURSE OFFERINGS, COUNSELING, ACTIVITIES AND RACIAL DISTRIBUTION AND BENEFITS, (2) PROBLEMS OF STAFFING, FACILITIES AND LEGAL STATUS, AND (3) THE ADVISABILITY OF IMPLEMENTATION IN SEPTEMBER. TASK GROUP NO. 2 CONSIDERED SCHOOL INTEGRATION AND ITS COSTS AND PROBLEMS. TASK GROUP NO. 3 INVESTIGATED THE POSSIBILITIES OF COMPENSATORY EDUCATION. TASK GROUP NO. 4 INVESTIGATED HOMOGENEOUS GROUPING, TRACKING AND SCHOOL SCHEDULING. TASK GROUP NO. 5 CONSIDERED PERSONNEL WITH RESPECT TO RECRUITMENT, PLACEMENT, ORIENTATION, INSERVICE TRAINING AND POLICY CONCERNING PREJUDICE OF STAFF MEMBERS. TASK GROUP NO. 6 INVESTIGATED PROGRAM FINANCE. TASK GROUP NO. 7 CONSIDERED OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS SUCH AS GUIDANCE NEEDS, LIBRARY NEEDS, SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE MADE TO ADOPT THE RAMSEY PLAN. THE SECOND TASK GROUP URGED BERKELEY TO INTEGRATE ALL OF ITS SCHOOLS AND TO ESTABLISH A COMMITTEE TO BEGIN WORK IMMEDIATELY. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT A "COMPENSATORY EDUCATION FUND" BE ESTABLISHED TO AID INSERVICE TRAINING, NURSERY AND CHILD CARE PROGRAMS AT THE COST OF $483,605 FOR 1 YEAR. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FOUR ACHIEVEMENT GROUPS FOR ACADEMIC SUBJECTS IN GRADES 7-12 WITH DESCRIPTIVE GUIDELINES AND PERCENTILE BANDS TO ASSIST IN DETERMINING STUDENT PLACEMENT WAS URGED. CHANGES IN PERSONNEL SALARIES WERE RECOMMENDED. A BUDGET FOR SCHOOL INTEGRATION WAS PROPOSED.
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Authoring Institution: Berkeley Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Berkeley); RAMSEY PLAN