ERIC Number: ED167660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Staff Perceptions of the Internal and External Effects of Desegregation.
Memphis City School System, TN.
Parent/community involvement in public education is discussed in terms of positive and negative changes. White flight, declining test scores, discipline problems, and rising educational expenditures are cited as contributing factors to the negative image and decreased public support for education. Morale and labor management relations before and after desegregation are the topics considered in an examination of employee relations. Positive and negative results of media involvement are listed. Descriptions of teacher, pupil, and principal interpersonal relationships take into account the racial ratio of the student body. Declining enrollment is attributed to desegregation activities, the "move to suburbia," and a declining birth rate. Achievement results for black and white students are reported on for grades 3, 5, and 7 in schools of different categories. Internal and external efforts at curriculum changes are examined. Also discussed are student interests in extracurricular activities and budgeting problems. Appendices deal with different aspects of declining enrollment and budgetary problems in the Memphis school system. Letters regarding desegregation litigation and busing are included. (EB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Desegregation Effects, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Expenditures, Parent Participation, Peer Relationship, Public Support, School Desegregation, Statistical Studies, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Memphis City School System, TN.
Identifiers: Tennessee (Memphis); White Flight
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