ERIC Number: ED164737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Apr-21
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Organization for Desegregation. Research Memorandum No. 4.
Platt, William J.
As part of a series of reports dealing with racial distribution in San Francisco schools, this memorandum presents the rationale for adopting patterns of educational reorganization as an accompaniment to efforts to improve racial balance. Reasons are presented for adopting feeder patterns as students progress from the elementary to secondary levels. Advantages of feeder patterns cited include the ability to predict class size, educational continuity, stability in class composition, and the decentralization of school administration along vertical lines. Advantages of grade level reorganization are considered, including the achievement of higher educational effectiveness at equal or lower costs. Educational parks are discussed briefly, although it is indicated that this concept has only limited application in San Francisco. Finally, the key findings of an Office of Education survey on the equality of educational opportunity are interpreted. Student achievement and conditions that appear to be related to it are examined in depth. Appended to the document are definitions of terms, as well as a table indicating the average verbal achievement scores of black and white grade 12 students. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance Patterns, Desegregation Methods, Educational Opportunities, Educational Parks, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Feeder Patterns, Minority Group Children, Racial Differences, Racially Balanced Schools, School Desegregation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California (San Francisco)