ERIC Number: ED041056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Alternative Methods, Practices, and Concepts for School Desegregation: A Review of the Literature and Annotated Bibliography.
Laing, James M., Comp.
This report begins with summaries of the ten popular desegregation plan strategies implemented after the 1954 Supreme Court decision. These strategies encompass the following: neighborhood schools, educational parks, voluntary transfer, gerrymandering attendance zones, closing minority schools, pupil assignment, organization by grades (Princeton Plan), site selection, supplementary centers, and magnet schools. Practices felt to have current relevance are discussed and include case studies on new ideas in urban education for tackling the areas of urban sprawl, community resources and involvement, air rights, educational parks, the "House" Plan, the magnet school, closure of certain schools, school desegregation by pairing, the central school concept, open enrollment, and freedom of choice. The "audiobus" innovation to bussing, decentralization (including a criticism of the Bundy plan), the law and school desegregation, and criteria for evaluating alternative plans for school desegregation are also presented. Appended are an annotated bibliography, and author and subject indexes. (KG)
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Community Schools, Decentralization, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Educational Complexes, Educational Parks, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Free Choice Transfer Programs, Instructional Program Divisions, Open Enrollment, School Desegregation, Urban Education
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Authoring Institution: Contra Costa County Dept. of Education, Pleasant Hill, CA.