ERIC Number: ED102275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Integration in Missouri Public Schools: Faculty and Students Twenty Years After "Brown."
This report is a study of school integration in Missouri 20 years after the United States Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. During the course of the study a number of school districts were visited. In most cases, the superintendent of schools or a high ranking administrator was interviewed. The method of interview was informal. The school district representative was given an opportunity to talk about his district's problems, programs and progress in the school desegregation area. Specific questions were then asked during the course of the conversation covering such topics as minority teacher recruitment and placement practices, extracurricular activities, black and white student relations, communication with black parents and the quality of education for black students. Part One of this report traces the course of Supreme Court rulings on school desegregation from 1954 to 1974. Tactics used by school districts to avoid integration are examined. Statistical evidence of the extent of integration in Missouri is examined in Part Two. Part Three is a discussion of the results of integration in four areas of the state: Southeast Missour, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Central Missouri. Conclusions of the research are listed in Part Four. The research was funded by the State of Missouri. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Black Teachers, Court Litigation, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Litigation, Employment Practices, Faculty Integration, Federal Courts, Field Interviews, Public Schools, School Desegregation, School Districts, State Surveys, Student Reaction, Superintendents, Supreme Court Litigation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Commission on Human Rights, Jefferson City.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri