ERIC Number: ED209389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: N/A
1977-78 Desegregation Evaluation Third Interim Report. Report No. 78-5.
Walkup, Hugh; James, Jim
Enrollment trends related to desegregation programs in Seattle, Washington were charted, and parents were surveyed in 1978 on their enrollment plans, educational priorities, and opinions of school district policy. Trends in ethnic composition of schools indicated that voluntary or magnet programs have contributed to reductions in racial imbalance, especially at the elementary level. Responses to the parents survey revealed that 2,700 to 3,500 of the approximately 4,400 students currently enrolled in magnet programs will continue in these programs in 1978-79. (An additional 1,400 to 2,000 racial transfer students will remain in their present schools.) The majority of parents surveyed expressed satisfaciton with almost all aspects of Seattle School District policy. Parents showed most concern about the need for schools to pay attention to individual needs and talents. Parents also stated that they realized that they relied on school based sources for information about district policies. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA. Dept. of Management Information Services.