ERIC Number: ED199316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-10
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Selected Issues Involving Magnet Schools in Big City School Districts. Final Report.
Levine, Daniel U.; And Others
This report presents a study of issues involving magnet schools in big city school districts. The study consisted of three parts: (1) an analysis of the attitudes of educators familiar with part-time desegregation; (2) an investigation of the role of magnet schools that have been making a positive contribution to the redevelopment of big city neighborhoods; and (3) a comparison of the social status and home environment of inner city students who attended magnet schools outside their neighborhood and those who attended local neighborhood schools. The first part of the report examines desegregation policies and practices at both the elementary and secondary level. The report's second section presents case studies of magnet schools in three cities. Finally, the third part deals with the question of whether inner city students who enroll in magnet schools are higher in social class and/or home environment than are students from the same neighborhood who do not elect magnet options. (Author/APM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Black Students, Busing, Desegregation Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Inner City, Magnet Schools, School Community Relationship, School Desegregation, School Role, Socioeconomic Status, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Education, Urban Renewal, Urban Schools, Voluntary Desegregation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center for the Study of Metropolitan Problems in Education.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago); Massachusetts (Boston); Minnesota (Saint Paul); Missouri (Kansas City); Texas (Dallas); Wisconsin (Milwaukee)