ERIC Number: ED164661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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The Sociology of Urban Education: Desegregation and Integration.
Willie, Charles Vert
In this book, the problems of racial segregation and desegregation in urban schools and colleges are discussed in light of cultural, biological, and social questions. Part I explores various issues in urban education, such as racial balance and quality education, white flight, community control, the city-suburban connection, education for the disadvantaged and race-related behavior. Part II investigates educational planning and policy-making, including basic features of a school desegregation plan, school desegregation and public policy (in Boston) and planning for school and community change. In Part III, the integration of two elementary and junior high schools and the role of teacher and principal in the integration are described. Part IV deals with integration in colleges and universities, analyzing the social life of black students at white colleges, adaptation styles of black college students, affirmative action (faculty and staff), and the "American Dream." After describing the history, legislation and the various repercussions associated with different aspects of educational change and desegregation, the author concludes that minorities are "creative dissenters who increase our ethical stature and keep alive the vision of justice for all." (WI)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Affirmative Action, Black Students, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Higher Education, Minority Group Influences, School Community Relationship, School Desegregation, Social Influences, Teacher Role, Urban Education, Urban Schools
Lexington Books, Inc., D.C. Heath and Company, 125 Spring Street, Lexington, Massachusetts 02173 ($16.95)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Maurice Falk Medical Fund, Pittsburgh, PA.
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