ERIC Number: ED198237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Planning for and Implementing Effective School Desegregation: The Role of Teacher Associations.
This paper provides an overview of events and issues in school desegregation that have significant impact on teachers and teacher associations. The displacement of black teachers as a result of desegregation prior to 1972 is assessed. Various court decisions in 1972-73 and the passage of the Emergency School Aid Act are cited as marking a turning point in the era of teacher displacement. Current policy and enforcement issues that affect the role of teachers and their associations in desegregation policy and planning at the local, state, and national levels are reviewed. Suggestions are also provided to assist teachers and teacher associations in more effectively planning for school desegregation. Areas covered include: (1) contracts, negotiations, and agreements; (2) faculty desegregation; and (3) inservice education. Organizational strategies are outlined regarding the assessment of desegregation needs, community relations, policy statements, utilization of technical information, and planning. The protection of teacher and student rights, the maintenance of quality education, and the provision of equal opportunity are discussed in relation to the implementation of school desegregation plans. (Author/APM)
Descriptors: Black Teachers, Classroom Desegregation, Community Relations, Contracts, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Plans, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Integration, Policy Formation, School Desegregation, Teacher Associations, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reports - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A