ERIC Number: ED023710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Reference Count: 0
Parent Action in School Integration: A New York Experience.
This 1961 report describes the experiences of the United Parents Association (UPA) in two New York City communities facingschool integration. In one case involving the voluntary busing of Negro children from an overcrowded school to an underutilized white school, the entire transfer occurred without incident because of the careful planning and able leadership of the presidents of the parents associations in both schools. In another situation in which the UPA was not initially involved, there was an extremely negative reaction. A UPA consultant subsequently played an ameliorative role. The report also discusses principles and techniques for improving group relations, and stresses the need for advance preparation for school integration. It is also felt that initiative from independent interracial parents associations and the help of leadership by a consultant from outside the involved communities are desirable means of achieving school integration. (NH)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Community Cooperation, Community Role, Free Choice Transfer Programs, Intergroup Relations, Leadership, Minority Groups, Open Enrollment, Parent Grievances, Parent Role, School Community Relationship, School Desegregation, School Role, Whites
United Parents Associations of New York City, Inc., 44 W. 28th St., New York 1, N.Y.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Parents Association of New York City, Inc., NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York); United Parents Association