ERIC Number: ED157986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Exploring Metropolitan Ways Toward Reducing Isolation: Prospects for Progress. Report No. 104.
Bottomly, Forbes, Ed.; Kitfield, Allison, Ed.
This report contains a series of essays dealing with strategies to reduce isolation in metropolitan areas. Social isolation is defined as that which affects groups or individuals in such a manner as to limit or deny their access to, and to bar their freedom to choose among the options which society offers to a majority of citizens. Two models (analytical and functional) for the reduction of isolation in metropolitan areas are proposed. A guide for the reduction of isolation in metropolitan areas is described. This guide is designed to help concerned individuals to examine the problems and to search for solutions, and has 5 elements: (1) identification of the extent of isolation; (2) involving leaders and individuals; (3) developing strategies; (4) implementing the action; and (5) evaluation. Essays concerning litigation, proposed solutions, and research on desegregation discuss themes such as: (1) metropolitan school desegregation litigation; (2) pursuing metropolitan desegregation in the courts; (3) isolation in metropolitan education and the impact of the courts; (4) the urban fiscal crisis (5) nonpublic schools and public school education; (6) the higher education system and public school isolation; (7) metropolitan research designs; and (8) factors affecting reduction of isolation in public education. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Court Role, Cultural Isolation, Desegregation Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, Higher Education, Integration Studies, Metropolitan Areas, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Desegregation, Social Change, Social Isolation, Urban Areas, Urban Education
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80295 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.