ERIC Number: ED215020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Toward a Strategy for Urban Integration: Lessons in School and Housing Policy from Twelve Cities. A Report to the Ford Foundation.
This report is based on a study that explored possibilities for an urban desegregation strategy that would relate school desegregation policy to housing policy. The study sought to identify models for coordinating operations of personnel involved in housing and those involved in school desegregation by investigating 12 American cities that had school desegregation plans and had relatively progressive leadership on racial issues. The report reveals that in the cities studied, the proposal to coordinate school and housing desegregation was generally supported, but that no actual coordination existed. It is observed that, often, officials concerned with one area were unknown to those in the other and acted without considering effects on the other. The report examines why a coordinated policy has not been developed so far, investigates the feasibility of effecting such a policy through the courts, discusses strategies for coordinated school and housing segregation, and explores policy options. It is concluded that a combination of approaches rather than a single policy might provide more positive effects on school and housing segregation. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Court Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Housing, Neighborhood Integration, Public Policy, Racial Integration, School Desegregation, Urban Areas
Ford Foundation, Box 559, Naugatuck, CT 06770 ($4.50; 10 or more, $3.60).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.