ERIC Number: ED110564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Education for Whom? The Question of Equal Educational Opportunity.
Tesconi, Charles A., Jr.; Hurwitz, Emanuel, Jr.
Basic research findings, concepts, ideas, and insights are explored in considering what is believed to be an old yet still crucial issue today--equality of educational opportunities. This document is said to serve seven purposes; introduction to the issue, analysis and illustration of major elements in the issue, illumination of the major role played by courts, clarification of the emerging and increasingly favored interpretation of the issue among social scientists, illustration of the ways in which concerned citizens and professionals believe that equal educational opportunity can occur, and identification of arenas in which certain interpretations of the issue might raise new educational issues. Each chapter is said to serve a particular function within a four-sided analytical framework. The functions are that of description, illustration, analysis, and projection. Chapters deal with: a description of the educational opportunity conflict, desegregation, and school finance; perspectives on equal educational opportunities; the continuing quest for equality; the schools and equal opportunity; human rights, equality, and education; the Charlotte-Mecklenberg case; the Serrano v. Priest case; the Rodriguez case. A final epilogue chapter ties together the analytical framework, summarizes major points, identifies areas for further research, and suggests other areas in which this issue is believed likely to call forth more reform. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Compensatory Education, Desegregation Litigation, Educational Discrimination, Educational Finance, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Nondiscriminatory Education, Racial Integration, Racial Relations, Racial Segregation, School Desegregation
Dodd, Mead & Co. Inc., 79 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016 ($5.50, paper)
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Serrano v Priest