ERIC Number: ED138658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Desegregation and Quality Education: Quality and Equality in Our Schools.
Four questions are investigated in this paper: (1) How does desegregation affect academic achievement? (2) What is the effect of desegregation on the minority child's self concept and his/her educational and career aspiration? (3) In what ways does desegregation influence the manner in which students of different races get on with one another? (4) How do teachers and students relate to one another in desegregated schools? These questions are answered through an analysis of the findings of studies made of desegregated classrooms and schools. Three sources of materials are used: a 1975 survey of research done for the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nancy St. John's 1975 book titled "School Desegregation. Outcomes for Children," and John Egerton's 1976 report, published by the Southern Regional Council. It is noted that desegregation works when it is given a chance. Where the leadership is far sighted, desegregation becomes the key to high quality education for all. This is evident from the more formal surveys such as the NIE study and the St. John report. Informed journalistic reports such as Egerton's, support the interconnectedness of high quality education and desegregation. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Achievement, Black Education, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Integration Studies, Minority Group Children, Racial Integration, Racial Relations, School Desegregation, Self Concept
Not available separately; See UD 016 770
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA.