ERIC Number: ED124616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Busing: Implications for Social Change in Urban and Rural Areas.
Henderson, Ronald D.
Busing is examined as a tool of social change in the alteration of school structure from racial segregation to racial integration. A commentary is provided on the nexus between social change in education and other aspects of society and the utilization of busing as a tool of social change. Information is also presented on schools in urban and rural areas status in regard to desegregation and integration. An important perspective of this delineation is whether busing will facilitate social change. To highlight conceptualization of social change as it relates to desegregation, integration and busing time frame charts are presented. The rationale postulated is that commitment is needed from other sectors of society in order to facilitate change. Open housing and adoptation of schools to desegregate student bodies is suggested as possible strategies along with busing to facilitate social change in education and ultimately the total society. Without meaningful dedication to the goal of integration from other sectors of society, busing alone may be a waste of effort, time and money. Most importantly, the physical and psychological well-being of students may be jeopardized. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Desegregation Effects, Educational Change, Educationally Disadvantaged, Futures (of Society), Public Policy, Racial Integration, Racial Segregation, Rural Areas, Social Action, Social Change, Social Integration, Social Problems, Sociocultural Patterns, Urban Areas
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 1976); Tables 1-3 may be marginally legible