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ERIC Number: ED088225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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METCO--A Descriptive Report.
Boardman, Richard; Brandt, Linda
METCO is a nonprofit organization that provides screening, placement, and busing services for Negro children (K-12) from predominantly black schools in Boston to predominantly white schools in 16 of the cities and towns surrounding Boston. All of the students, representing a variety of academic, socioeconomic, and family backgrounds, volunteer for the program. The primary objective of the program has been to provide a better educational experience for the innercity students. A secondary program objective has been to increase social contact and enhance communication between black urban and white suburban children. This publication presents a chronology of program-related events, beginning with the genesis of the program in 1964. Program data stem from published reports, newspaper articles, and discussions with individuals directly and indirectly involved in the program. Findings from a sociometric questionnaire, administered in 1967 to study the degree and nature of social interaction in METCO classrooms, are summarized and labeled. (Document may reproduce poorly in hard copy because of marginal legibility.) (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bus Transportation, Civil Rights, Community Action, Desegregation Effects, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Innovation, Elementary Schools, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship, School Desegregation, Secondary Schools, Suburban Schools, Transfer Programs, Urban Schools, Voluntary Desegregation
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Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)