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ERIC Number: ED076653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 21
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Pluralism and American Education: A Black Perspective.
Epps, Edgar G.
In this paper several definitions of equality of educational opportunity are presented and discussed with respect to their implications for black Americans. Inequality may be defined in terms of degree of racial segregation, relative availability of financial and other educational resources, relative effectiveness of educational programs in encouraging cognitive growth and the development of positive attitudes toward school and self, and availability of opportunities to learn about and develop pride in one's own cultural heritage. It is argued that equality of educational opportunity implies much more than racial balance or equal facilities. The basic requirement is equal respect for different racial and cultural groups. This implies moving away from universalistic notions about curricula and centralized control of school systems toward pluralistic programs and decentralized control. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)