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ERIC Number: ED213792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Recent Trends in School Segregation and Enrollment by Race: An Analysis of New Data from the Office of Civil Rights. Final Report.
This report on enrollment trends and racial composition in 116 central city school districts is based on a series of surveys conducted from 1967 to 1978. Extensive statistical data describe trends in: the segregation of black, white and Hispanic students; the racial and ethnic representation of teachers; school integration; and white enrollment trends, such as "white flight." The data suggest that: (1) racial segregation declined in all types of central city school districts, but decreases were least in large cities and greatest in the county-wide districts; (2) Spanish students were less segregated from white students than from black students, and black-white segregation (assessed by the index of dissimilarity) decreased more than did Spanish-black or Spanish-white segregation; (3) racial discrepancy between students and staff was considerably greater in the North and West than in the South; and (4) when desegregation occurs, loss of white enrollment increases during the first year of integration but the increased outflow is not maintained in subsequent years. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Black Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Hispanic Americans, Racial Composition, Racial Distribution, Racial Segregation, School Demography, School Desegregation, School Districts, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Urban Schools, Urban to Suburban Migration, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Population Studies.
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