ERIC Number: ED209403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Tension Between Collectivism and Pluralism on the Legal Concept of Equality of Educational Opportunity (Pluralism and the Plea for Educational Equality).
McMahon, JoAnn Aaby
This thesis examines the influence of tensions between collectivism and pluralism on constrictions and extensions of the legal concept of equality of educational opportunity in public education since the Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954. The effects of collectivistic and pluralistic forces at the federal, state and district levels are considered, and the legal interpretations of various educational policy measures are discussed in examples of major court cases. The first two chapters are devoted to a review of the related literature and an explanation of the theoretical framework for the problem of educational inequality. Chapters three and four discuss the legal definition of equality and the issues affecting educational equity in various contexts. Chapter five includes summary tables of the requests for educational equality made by the pluralistic interests treated in this study. An extensive bibliography is appended. (JCD)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Cultural Pluralism, De Jure Segregation, Desegregation Effects, Discriminatory Legislation, Educational Change, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Ethnic Groups, Government Role, Interdistrict Policies, Minority Groups, Racial Discrimination, Social Discrimination
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Information Analyses; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Brown v Board of Education; Collectivism
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota.