ERIC Number: ED190272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-30
Trends in Segregation of Hispanic Students in Major School Districts Having Large Hispanic Enrollment. Analytic Report, Volume III-A. Final Report.
Aspira, Inc., New York, NY.
Analysis of 1968-76 data from the Office of Civil Rights indicated that Hispanics were highly segregated between school systems and between schools within systems. In 1976, nearly 80% of all the Hispanics enrolled in United States schools were enrolled in less than 5% of the nation's school districts, a level of segregation nearly twice that of blacks for the same year. Segregation was more severe at the elementary school level. Only modest relationships existed between segregation and participation in school programs (such as bilingual education or special education programs) and practices (such as grade retention and disciplinary action). Hispanic staff was found to be concentrated in more segregated schools and as separated from non-Hispanic staff as were Hispanic students from non-Hispanic students. Blacks were more segregated than Hispanics between schools and across school systems but black segregation had decreased more. Indications were that black desegregation had adversely affected Hispanic desegregation, which did not change dramatically during the eight years covered by the study. (SB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Blacks, Desegregation Effects, Discipline, Dropout Rate, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Equal Education, Grade Repetition, High School Graduates, Hispanic Americans, Integration Studies, Language Arts, Minority Group Teachers, Public Schools, School Districts, School Policy, School Segregation, Special Education, Special Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Aspira, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: For related documents, see RC 011 883-884 and RC 011 886-888.