ERIC Number: ED124679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Desegregation (Orangeburg, South Carolina).
Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others
Orangeburg, South Carolina implemented a court approved geographical zoning plan and a plan clustering and pairing schools for the 1971-72 school year. All school staffs currently reflect the district's racial population. In the process of unifying the school district, numerous meetings and workshops that involved students, staff and the community were held. A 40-member district wide Citizens Advisory Committee, formed in 1970, reflects the racial and socioeconomic makeup of the community as do numerous other schools and program citizen committees. Human relations sessions have done a great deal to increase understanding and reduce tension. Through judicious use of various funding sources, the district has initiated a student advocate counseling activity; para professional aides; an organized community volunteer program; and a monthly newsletter. In meeting the four requirements of school desegregation--preparation, effective communications, firm policy enunciation and support, and educational innovations in service to children--Orangeburg is considered to be one of the more successful in the country, despite the fact that it is not free of problems. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Case Studies, Community Involvement, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Integration Readiness, Integration Studies, Parent Participation, Parent Workshops, School Desegregation, School Districts, School Personnel, School Zoning, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina