ERIC Number: ED142671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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The Future of Big-City Schools; Desegregation Policies and Magnet Alternatives.
Levine, Daniel U., Ed.; Havighurst, Robert J., Ed.
This book provides an in-depth analysis of urban education and related issues. The issues examined are not only fundamentally important for urban education, but in addition, several issues that have recently become prominent in considering the future of big cities are discussed. For instance, the effects of desegregation on middle class enrollment in big city school districts (white flight) is examined, as well as other issues including: (1) the potential and feasibility of establishing specialized schools to improve educational opportunity and maintain integration (magnet and alternative schools), and (2) the types of effective desegregation policies for big-city schools and the whole society. A discussion and background material on a number of topics is provided, in order to help the reader develop policies and plans for application in urban and metropolitan school systems. These topics include: (1) extensive detail on the nature and role of big city magnet and alternative schools, (2) thorough coverage of specific ways in which colleges and universities can systematically assist in improving big city schools, (3) an intensive analysis of Jesse Jackson's program for improving teaching and learning conditions in big city schools, and (4) a comprehensive set of guidelines for moving toward desegregation in big city schools and neighborhoods. The selection of materials in the book was guided by the belief that these materials would provide concrete knowledge of the major issues involving desegregation of big city schools and that they would create an understanding of the larger issues of which desegregation is a part. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Black Education, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Futures (of Society), Nontraditional Education, School Desegregation, Urban Education, Urban Schools, Urban to Suburban Migration
McCutchan Publishing, 2526 Grove Street, Berkeley, California 94704 ($12.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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