ERIC Number: ED169187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Louisville 1975-76: The Birth of a Desegregation Institute.
Middleton, Ernest J.; Robinson, Andrew
Described in this paper are the conditions and problems confronting the Jefferson County School District in its desegregation efforts. Taken into consideration is the role Western Kentucky University's Desegregation Training Institute played in helping the Jefferson County System meet and deal with these conditions and problems. The major problem addressed is Jefferson County's merger with another school system at the same time it was undergoing desegregation. Particular conditions discussed include the differences in racial distribution among the two districts' student populations and faculty, a declining financial base, and a shrinking enrollment due to white flight. Plans developed by the County to desegregate the schools of the merged system with little or no busing of pupils are described. Objectives of the Training Institute Project for helping Jefferson County deal with its educational crisis are outlined. Included are strategies for facilitating open communication and for resolving conflicts. (EB)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Board of Education Role, Bus Transportation, Change Strategies, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Problems, Management Teams, Program Descriptions, Racial Distribution, School Desegregation, School District Reorganization, Special Programs, Teacher Education, Urban to Suburban Migration
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Desegregation Training Inst. for Staff Development for Jefferson County Schools, Kentucky Univ., Lexington.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky (Louisville)