ERIC Number: ED246167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
School Desegregation Plans That Work. Contributions to the Study of Education, Number 10.
Willie, Charles Vert; And Others
This policy study reviews American school desegregation plans in general and in four cities (Atlanta, Boston, Milwaukee, and Seattle) in particular. Chapter 1 focuses on relevant court decisions from 1954 to the present. Chapter 2 encapsulates the interaction of States, communities, and courts and presents the study's criteria for plan effectiveness. Chapter 3 discusses the study's scope and data collection, and compares the social history of each subject city. (Of the four, only Seattle's plan was initiated without a court order, but each plan is considered relatively successful). Chapters 4-5 discuss State and local planning at a general level. Chapters 6-9 (by Robert A. Dentler, David A. Bennett, William Maynard, and Alonzo A. Crim and Nancy J. Emmons, respectively) are detailed evaluative statements authored by participants in development and implementation of plans in each city. They present the plan models of each city. These models are then evaluated in the following three chapters: Chapter 10 (co-authored by Charles V. Willie and Michael Fultz) argues that mandatory desegregation is unrelated to white flight. Chapters 11 and 12 analyze, respectively, community organization in Seattle and black leadership in Atlanta. The concluding chapter (13) provides a comparative analysis of model school desegregation plans (by Willie and Fultz). The Appendix contains the essay outline prepared by the main author and used by field consultants. (KH)
Descriptors: Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Plans, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Integration Readiness, Models, Racial Balance, Racial Integration, School Desegregation, Social Influences, Urban Education
Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881 ($25.95).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Atlanta Public Schools GA; Boston Public Schools MA; Milwaukee Public Schools WI; Seattle Public Schools WA