ERIC Number: ED041088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Racial and Social Class Isolation in the Schools: Summary Report. A Report to the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.
Cause for alarm and need for remedial action is seen in the substantial and continuing increase in racial isolation in New York State schools. This cleavage which exists in other industrialized Northern states, border states and certain cities in the South is responsible for general social unrest as well as racial riots in the high schools. The findings of this report contend that racial isolation is harmful for the educational development of affected students. The school is described as a socioeconomic unit which exerts tremendous influence on students. The educational, economic, and social disadvantagement of black students, as well as of other minority group students, is exacerbated and compounded by the segregated school setting. Suggestions are presented for enhancing the potentially facilitating effects of desegregation. Methods include arranging a social class balance in the classroom, making selective changes in the new kinds of intergroup activities. [For full report published in December, 1969, see ED 034 090.] (KG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Research.
Identifiers: New York