ERIC Number: ED198973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-3
Hispanics and Desegregation: Analysis and Interpretation of a National Study.
An analysis and interpretation of a five-volume study by Aspira, Inc., which examined Hispanic segregation in U.S. schools, presents an overview of the study, general findings, and a summary and conclusions, including recommendations for further study and analysis and general policy recommendations. Segregation trends for Hispanics are discussed in terms of the relationship between segregation and school practices, bilingual education and desegregation, language instruction, special education, discipline, grade retention, staffing, and a comparison of Hispanic and Black segregation trends. The findings of two ethnographic studies are: school desegregation plans should distinguish the needs of Blacks and other minorities from those of Hispanics; desegregation plans should adhere to existing guidelines for bilingual education; desegregation requires a larger Hispanic staff; different socio-economic sectors of the Hispanic community respond in varying ways to desegregation; and many urban Hispanics perceive that desegregation may be detrimental to bilingual education. General conclusions are that Hispanic isolation from Blacks and Whites will probably increase; Hispanics will become the most segregated racial group in the 1980's; Hispanic segregation from Whites and Blacks is increasing in unpredictable patterns in many tri-ethnic communities; and the either/or option of bilingual education vs. school desegregation need not occur. (AN)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Blacks, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Litigation, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnography, Government Role, Hispanic Americans, Integration Studies, Multicultural Education, Public Schools, Racial Integration, Racial Relations, Racial Segregation, School Policy, School Segregation
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Aspira, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: For related documents, see ED 190 270-275. Paper presented at the Forum for Responsible Federal Educational Policy (Washington, DC, June 3, 1980).