ERIC Number: ED185131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Community and School Groups in School Desegregation: Strategies for Crisis and Change.
Patton, Richard H.; Laue, James H.
This manual was designed for community and school groups to aid them in clarifying their goals and selecting strategies for resolving issues related to school desegregation. After a brief review of the law, Part 1 reviews the major issues involved in the school desegregation process: quality education, white flight, middle-class minority flight, busing, neighborhood schools, teacher balance, impact of federal education programs on racial balance, school system policies, community involvement, and metropolitan desegregation. The actual process of school desegregation is described as entailing three stages: debate and decision, planning, and implementation; some problems concerning all three are analyzed. The manual also discusses the major actors (school system, parents and students, community, and enforcement agencies) and the major strategies for resolving conflicts in the school desegregation process. Part 2 recommends that the fairest resolution of the desegregation issue is to be attained by participation by all actors in every stage of the process and, to this end, specific strategies are recommended and delineated. Part 3 offers sources of assistance in resolving issues related to school desegregation. A bibliography and appendices are included. (WP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., St. Louis. Center for Community and Metropolitan Studies.
Identifiers: Missouri (Saint Louis)
Note: Not available in paper copy due to paper color of original document