ERIC Number: ED134552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
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Desegregation and the Public School. Info-Item Educators Digest/ No. 1041.
Ohio Education Association, Columbus. Instruction and Professional Development Div.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.
This handbook provides a step-by-step approach for school systems to guide them in dealing with some of the more complex issues where desegregation and the development of plans is concerned. The legal implications of desegregation and factors necessitating affirmative action are discussed. An outline is given for organizing a task force on desegregation, including such factors as assessing local needs, initiating action, developing detailed plans for implementing necessary changes, communication and cooperation within the community, and the utilization of resources within the community. The final section deals with developing strategies for school desegregation. Sound educational objectives are defined, and the role of parents is discussed, as well as the assignment of students to schools, the achievement of racial balance, and feasible remedies for existing inequities. A glossary of desegregation-related terms is appended. (JD)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Change Strategies, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Community Attitudes, Educational Objectives, Equal Education, Equal Facilities, Public Schools, Racial Distribution, Racial Integration, Racially Balanced Schools, School Segregation, Social Change, Teacher Distribution
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio Education Association, Columbus. Instruction and Professional Development Div.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.