ERIC Number: ED163133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Community Education and School Desegregation: A Critical Perspective.
Biffle, Richard L.
The only way that a program of school desegregation can be successfully implemented is with strong community participation. Boards of Education must develop policies to provide quality education in a culturally pluralistic society. Through community education, the school sytem can look at the total community in terms of its needs, wants, problems, and priorities. The school-community relationship can then be developed in such a way that decision making and power become a shared responsibility, with community people determining their own needs, priorities, and courses of action, rather than having their options dictated by institutions. Staff and parent involvement are also necessary in desegregation programs, and efforts to strengthen these individuals' knowledge and intercommunication should be undertaken. (WI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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