ERIC Number: ED124680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Desegregation: (Berkeley, California).
Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others
Desegregation of the schools in the Berkeley Unified School District has taken place in two stages, each stage reflecting years of political struggles and endless meetings. In 1968, the 12 elementary schools were divided into K-3 and 4-6 schools in four residential zones with approximately 3500 elementary children who live beyond walking distance being bused to school on average of 15 to 20 minutes each way every day. Since that time the majority of Berkeley's staff, parents and students have worked together in various ways to implement total integration: however, most agree that they have not yet reached this goal. But the efforts to replace tracking with heterogeneous classrooms have met with near total success; the ratios of minority staff in teaching and administrative positions have increased significantly, and people are tackling the school board's most recent goals dealing with the development of basic skills for minorities and the elimination of institutional racism. While Berkeley schools are desegregated, not totally integrated, they are staffed, studented, and parented with a significant majority of those who seek to develop "total integration" in their community. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Case Studies, Class Organization, Community Involvement, Desegregation Plans, Elementary Schools, Integration Readiness, Integration Studies, Parent Participation, Political Issues, School Desegregation, School Districts, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods
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: California (Berkeley)