ERIC Number: ED212726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Assessment of Current Knowledge about the Effectiveness of School Desegregation Strategies. Volume VIII: State Strategies for Reducing Racial Isolation.
Williams, Ben; Anderson, Carol
This report examines State level strategies designed to promote local desegregation efforts as reflected in pupil reassignment plans, housing desegregation, community involvement, and changes within schools. The case histories and results of successful desegregation litigation in thirteen States are discussed. Also presented are the following task force recommendations for effective State action: (1) clear policy directives; (2) commitment to policy; (3) understanding and use of existing State authority; (4) encouraging Federal government coordination of programs for urban integration; (5) financial and psychological incentives to increase residential opportunities for minorities; (6) technical assistance; (7) monitoring and sanctions; and (8) public support. (JCD)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Cooperative Planning, Cultural Isolation, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Governance, Housing Opportunities, Local Issues, Public Support, Racial Relations, Residential Patterns, Social Integration, State Action, State Courts, Transfer Policy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
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 021 862 and UD 022 073-080.