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ERIC Number: ED088985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Pages: 93
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The Black Suburbanite and His Schools. An Interim Report on a Study of the Impact of Black Suburbanization on the School System.
Randolph, Helen; And Others
The first year of this study addressed such questions as: What effects will the increasing black population have both immediately and developmentally on the suburban school? What has been the response of the suburban school system to the black student? What changes in the educational policy, curriculum, administration and structure are taking place? With what effect? What financial changes are needed for adequate educational support? What has been the changing relationships among the schools and various governmental agencies; county, state and Federal? Can those suburbs with black populations show surrounding suburbs--and the central city--that quality education can continue under the stress of a changing population? Can these suburbs demonstrate new ways of coping with problems on which the city schools have foundered? Can they develop new methods and ideas for educating the young that can be shared widely among educational institutions in the country? The initial aim was to look at several suburban school districts experiencing increases in black population in the New York Metropolitan Area. During the first year, we looked at two communities, the school districts of Roosevelt and Westbury. Both are located in suburban Nassau County, part of the expanding New York metropolis. Open-ended interviews were conducted with people from the community and people from the school system (blacks as well as whites), people who had lived there for a long time, and blacks who had only recently moved in. Special care was taken to include low-income blacks. The interviews ranged from 30 minutes to two hours. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY. Educational Research Committee.
Identifiers - Location: New York