ERIC Number: ED148930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
School Desegregation in Metropolitan Areas: Choices and Prospects; A National Conference, March 15-16, 1977.
National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This document is a collection of papers presented at a conference in March, 1977. The authors address the issue of school desegregation within the socioeconomic context of large metropolitan areas in the United States. Societal trends and institutions are examined. The interrelatedness of poverty, lack of housing and job opportunities, and poor urban education are discussed. Though divergent solutions are proposed by the different authors, all are in agreement that residential patterns in metropolitan areas will not of themselves become desegregated if current policies are pursued. Other themes examined in this collection include the constitutionality and legal aspects of school desegregation plans. In conjunction with these issues various approaches to desegregation are discussed. The two broad alternatives explored are the central city focus, and the metropolitan focus. The latter, an approach that would include wide scale interchange of students and resources across school district lines, is more consistent in outlook with the tone of this volume. Each set of two papers on similar themes is followed by a discussion. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Pages 104-114 may be marginally legible due to the print quality of the original document. For related documents see UD 017 643 - UD 017 650