ERIC Number: ED199321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Los Angeles School Desegregation: Legal, Administrative, Community and Anthropological Perspectives. A Symposium Report.
Guskin, Judith T.; Alexander-Minter, Rae
This report presents an anthropological perspective on the legal, demographic and community issues involved in school desegregation in Los Angeles. Views on the desegregation process expressed by lawyers, school administrators, community members, educators, and anthropologists who attended a 1978 symposium are summarized. An historical and legal review of desegregation issues in California from 1963 to 1978 is provided. Several issues pertinent to desegregation efforts in any large city are raised, including: (1) the status of minority multiethnic and multilingual groups other than blacks in desegregation remedies; (2) inclusion or exclusion of racially isolated schools in desegregation plans; (3) the definition of a desegregated school in districts where whites are the minority; and (4) problems of citizen involvement. The benefits of desegregation to different racial and ethnic groups are discussed. Also included are suggestions regarding the contributions anthropologists can make in clarifying problems in desegregation planning. (Author/APM)
Descriptors: Blacks, Busing, Community Role, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Educational Anthropology, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Distribution, Ethnic Relations, Ethnography, Hispanic Americans, Mexican American Education, Multicultural Education, Racial Composition, School Demography, School Desegregation, Urban Demography
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California (Los Angeles)
Note: Report of a symposium, "Anthropological Perspectives on School Desegregation: A Dialogue among Practitioners, Community Representatives, Scholars, and Legal Experts," at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (Los Angeles, CA, November 17-18, 1978).