ERIC Number: ED041087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Now is the Time: Integration in the Berkeley Schools.
Sullivan, Neil V.; Stewart, Evelyn S.
This book is about the fight for integration in Berkeley, California. Integration in this community was accomplished by bussing white children from affluent neighborhoods to black ghetto schools and vice versa. Author recounts the struggles with a traditional, status quo school board, community resistance, and prejudice. Anecdotal stories of the problems the children faced and the solutions they found in the new integrated situations are included. Hailed a success, the Berkeley experiment incorporated a rewritten curriculum which emphasizes black history for all students. Help centers have been added to the middle schools and counselors are readily available to assist all students. Learning laboratories, and the smallest pupil to teacher ratio in California are other aspects of this successful program. (KG)
Descriptors: American History, Boards of Education, Bus Transportation, Counseling, Desegregation Methods, Educational Finance, Emotional Adjustment, Learning Laboratories, Racial Discrimination, School Community Relationship, School Desegregation, Teacher Attitudes
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Ind. ($5.95)
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Identifiers: California; California (Berkeley)