ERIC Number: ED212701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Current Knowledge about the Effectiveness of School Desegregation Strategies. Summary. Volume I: Strategies for Effective Desegregation: A Synthesis of Findings.
Hawley, Willis D.; And Others
This project report examines strategies for effective school desegregation based on case studies of individual schools, national school surveys, ethnographic studies of classrooms, trend analyses, opinion surveys and conference interviews, and court documents. The strategies identified in the report include the attainment of one or more of the following possible outcomes of desegregation: (1) ending racial isolation among schools and within schools; (2) avoiding resegregation among schools and within schools; (3) improved race relations among students; (4) improvements in academic achievement; and (5) public support for desegregation and school policy. Discussions of pupil reassignment policies, community involvement, and plans for desegregating neighborhoods and housing are related to the findings of the study. Also addressed is the need for structural and curricular changes in schools and more effective inservice training for teachers and administrators. (JCD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnography, Inservice Education, Interviews, Neighborhood Integration, Peer Relationship, Racial Relations, School Resegregation, School Support, School Surveys, Transfer Policy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Center for Education and Human Development Policy.
Note: For other volumes of this Assessment Project, see UD 022 073-080.