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ERIC Number: ED127377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Apr-29
Pages: 13
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Quality Education and Integrated Education: A Conflict of Values.
Mayo, Clara
The thesis of this paper was to question the validity of a goal of integration achieved through the elimination of differences. In the course of structured interviews with mothers enrolling their children for the first time in Operation Exodus, a black administered and financed school busing program in Boston, a majority of respondents indicated they were busing their children out of the ghetto to obtain quality education, but not necessarily integrated education. In order to clarify the parents' position as to the value of quality and integrated education, the parents were re-interviewed at the beginning of the second year of busing for their children and asked if they would prefer that their children attend a quality school in their neighborhood if such a school could be established. Although these parents still asserted that a desire for integrated education played in the decision to bus, they endorsed the concept of quality schooling within the black community to a greater degree than the parents of new enrollees in the bussing program. For many black parents, quality education and integrated education represented a conflict in values. In relation to this finding, the issue of matching environments to persons, the consequences of mismatch, and one example of a strategy based on awareness of mismatch are discussed. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)