ERIC Number: ED117267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-10
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendations to Implement State Board of Education Policy Regarding Racial/Ethnic Concentrations in Schools.
California State Equal Educational Opportunities Commission, Sacramento.
This report contains information on the constitutional decision to prevent and eliminate racial and ethnic segregation in the State of California. The implications of the California Supreme Court decision on the constitutional duty of schools to eliminate segregated education are presented, along with the State Board of Education declaration of policy regarding de facto segregation. Six characteristics resulting from the efforts of the Equal Educational Opportunities Commission to assist the State Board to implement the policy are listed. Among them are that academic achievement of all ethnic groups will meet or exceed accepted national norms, that self concept and attitudes toward school and learning will be equally positive among all ethnic groups, that status roles and participation of pupils, school staff, and parents in the life of the school will be comparable among all racial and ethnic groups, and that school staffs will be representative of all racial and ethnic groups. Listed among the conclusions are that integration schools and integrated education programs are essential elements of quality education, that integration cannot be achieved without desegregation, that the process of achieving integrated education is not quick, easy or painless, and that further delay in the development of affirmative steps will lead to additional problems. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Educational Discrimination, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Minority Group Children, Racial Integration, Racial Segregation, School Desegregation, School Segregation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Equal Educational Opportunities Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California