ERIC Number: ED185222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives on Desegregation/Integration.
Moody, Charles D., Sr.
It is critical to differentiate between desegregation and integration since only the latter denotes interaction between equals. Integration should be the goal for our schools while desegregation is one possible vehicle which may move us in that direction. To achieve integration, the issues which must be addressed are community involvement and support for schools, policy analysis and revision, curriculum, school climate, discipline and student rights, extracurricular activities, and most importantly, leadership. It is necessary to realize that the other concerns of urban educators such as the back to basics and minimum competency movements are intertwined with the issue of integration and desegregation. These concerns cannot be fully resolved without taking into account the need for diversity. There are differences in learning styles, rates of learning, socioeconomic status, aspirations and goals, and cultural backgrounds and experiences that, if respected, understood, and properly utilized, would facilitate teaching the basics. Teaching the basics and multiculturalism can be compatible with teaching in both the cognitive and affective domains. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Basic Skills, Change Strategies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Desegregation Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Differences, Minimum Competencies, Multicultural Education, Racial Attitudes, Racial Differences, Racial Integration, School Desegregation, Social Differences, Urban Education
Not available separately; See UD 020 524
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents see UD 020 524-537. Paper presented at the Conference for Urban Educators (Madison, WI, 1978).