ERIC Number: ED228738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Ways to Improve Schools and Education. Final Interim Report.
King, A. L.
Examined here was the inclusion of educational components in court-ordered desegregation plans in the Southwest Educational Developoment Laboratory (SEDL) region (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas). These components included inservice education, multicultural education, and eight others. Researchers hypothesized that court-ordered desegregation plans in this region do not specify educational components in sufficient detail for use by desegregating or desegregated schools and districts. Likewise, school district plans do not contain sufficient detail about educational components for courts to decide whether the district is in compliance. Data were collected by examining desegregation court orders and district plans for 15 sites in the SEDL region. Interviews and observations were used at two sites. Comparative and descriptive analysis of the data supported the project hypothesis. Little detail was included in the desegregation plans except for reassignment of pupils and, to a lesser extent, of staff. Researchers concluded that, although it is not to be expected that full-blown inservice or multicultural programs will be embodied in desegregation court orders or district plans, orders and plans should specify that there will be desegregation-specific training and multiethnic programs and indicate general outlines and content of the programs. A companion document provides a brief summary of the study. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Louisiana; Mississippi; New Mexico; Oklahoma; Texas