ERIC Number: ED326989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Desegregation and Informed Choice.
Nakao, Ronald D.
Information sources used by parents of majority and minority students in making decisions about school choice, with a focus on busing, are examined in this report. A mailed survey of parents of approximately 8,431 students in the San Jose Unified School District (California) yielded 934 responses, of which minority households comprised 60 percent and majority households, 40 percent. Findings indicate that more minority elementary students attend school outside their neighborhoods than do majority students and that minority students are assigned to higher choice schools less often than majority students. Overall, minority parents have a limited degree of informed choice in terms of information sources available to them. A conclusion is that inequities in information resources, among other things, impede the desegregation process. A copy of the survey and 12 tables are included. (6 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Jose Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: San Jose Unified School District CA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).