ERIC Number: ED193364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Magnet Schools: An Approach to Voluntary Desegregation. Fastback 141.
McMillan, Charles B.
This booklet was written to describe and evaluate the role of magnet schools in desegregation plans. The author presents case studies of two moderately successful magnet schools, the Martin Luther King Middle School in Boston and the Clifton Multi-Age Magnet School in Cincinnati. He then discusses magnet schools in the context of desegregation and illustrates the way in which the courts have been using magnet schools for desegregation purposes. In the third section the author discusses the educational dimension of magnet schools, somewhat apart from their desegregation impact. The author then reviews the roles of State and Federal governments in supporting magnet education. The booklet is concluded with a discussion of the pros and cons of metropolitan magnet schools and recommendations for magnet school programs. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Elementary Secondary Education, Magnet Schools, Program Effectiveness, School Desegregation, Urban Schools, Voluntary Desegregation
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.75, $0.60 to members).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to institution's restriction.