ERIC Number: ED204437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Major School Desegregation Problems: A Status Report.
Venditti, Frederick P.
Several problems regarding the desegregation process can be identified. First, the population shift of urban whites to surrounding suburbs has hindered urban school desegregation and metropolitan desegregation plans have proved politically unsuccessful. Second, the number of black administrators lags far behind the number of black students. In addition, the product of the desegregation process, the desegregated school, shows many deficiencies and is a place where true racial integration has yet to occur. Solutions to the first two problems include metropolitan desegregation and meaningful affirmative action. The teaching profession must act as an effective advocate of these policies. Resolution of the third problem, reforming the desegregated school itself, requires a concerted effort on the part of teachers and administrators to promote positive interracial experiences. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the symposium on "School Desegregation Issues Relevant to School Administrators" at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April, 1981).