ERIC Number: ED157963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May-31
Reference Count: 0
Ways to Improve Education in Desegregated Schools (WIEDS). Final Report.
Roberson, Don; And Others
The purpose of Project WIEDS in 1977-78 was to initiate a pilot research effort designed to identify and describe successful desegration strategies and remaining areas of need in selected desegregated schools. Two sources of data were used for the purpose of the study; desegregation literature and selected school district personnel within a close proximity of Austin, Texas. A comprehensive review of the literature was conducted by the WIEDS project team, and on site interviews were conducted with central office personnel, principals, and teachers in two selected school districts. Both of these data collection methods categorized findings in terms of three types of strategies; (1) administrative/governance; (2) staff development; and (3) teaching/learning. The literature indicated that school desegregation does not occur in a vacuum, i.e., that local and national conflicts and consensus help to determine the particular direction judicial and governing bodies will take when they decide that school systems will be desegregated. The review also indicated information regarding the pressures to desegregate schools and the effects of these efforts. The results of the field study indicated that the desegregation process for a school district usually begins in a legal context via some judicial or governmental action. These findings hold implications for future research and strategies in the area of school integration. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Identifiers: Texas (Austin)
Note: For a related document, see UD 018 464; Not available in hard copy due to author's restriction