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ERIC Number: ED150210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Pages: 33
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Reference Count: 0
The Sources of Metropolitan School Segregation; An Analysis of Seventeen Large Urban Areas.
Killalea, J. Neil
The focus for most school desegregation analysis has been the school district. Segregation among neighborhoods in many school districts is such that if children are assigned to schools in their neighborhoods, they may be segregated in the schools. A problem that arises in analyzing a particular school district is the extent to which neighborhood segregation contributes to segregation in the schools. Several court cases, however, have raised a broader issue: Within a metropolitan area encompassing several school districts, to what extent do the boundaries between the districts contribute to segregation in the area as a whole? Stated another way, how much of the segregation in a metropolitan area is attributable to segregation within each of the districts, and how much to the existence of district boundaries? A method for obtaining quantitative answers to these questions was applied to 17 large city school districts and their surrounding areas. The results of this study are reported in this paper. The method and procedure for analyzing sources of metropolitan segregation are explained. Statistical data are presented for the 1972-73 school year. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: The report was prepared by Killalea Associates, Inc.; Some pages may not reproduce clearly due to print quality