ERIC Number: ED163112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Citizen Participation in School Desegregation.
Upton, James; And Others
This paper examines community responses to court-ordered desegregation in Louisville, Boston, Denver, and Dallas. Background information is provided on the implementation of desegregation, court decisions affecting desegregation, reactions to desegregation and busing, and the influence of social structures, political traditions, and prevailing attitudes of civic leaders towards desegregation. Also included is a list of functions served by court-mandated and citizen-initiated organizations in the implementation process. These functions include: (1) participation in development of plan of implementation; (2) mobilization of public support; (3) participation in carrying out the plan; (4) monitoring and reporting; (5) advocacy and student protection; and (6) participation in educational development. Important mandated or citizen-initiated organizations in each of the four cities are described briefly. Included in these descriptions are strategies used by the respective organizations for achieving or aiding peaceful implementation of desegregation policies and for dealing with problem areas such as bilingual education and discrimination against black teachers and students. The degree of business, university, and student participation in organized efforts to implement court-ordered desegregation plans is also assessed. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Court Litigation, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Parent Participation, Political Influences, Racial Discrimination, School Community Relationship, School Desegregation, Social Influences, Student Participation, Urban Programs
Not available separately; See UD 018 791
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. School Capacity for Problem Solving Group.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.
Identifiers: Colorado (Denver); Kentucky (Louisville); Massachusetts (Boston); Texas (Dallas)
Note: For related documents, see UD 018 792-794