ERIC Number: ED245023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Effective Strategies for Avoiding Within School Resegregation.
Cook, Valerie; And Others
This report provides the base of information necessary for the development of specific policy options to prevent or reduce school resegregation, i.e., the separation of racial and ethnic groups within desegregated schools. Following a chapter on the definition and background of resegregation, Chapter 2 discusses resegregation in academic programs--ability grouping, tracking, compensatory education, special education, and bilingual education--due to methods of student assignment and program organization, and to multiple eligibility for categorical programs. The impact of discipline policies on resegregation is also discussed. Chapter 3 offers alternatives to resegregative practices in terms of student assessment and assignment, instructional organization, and student discipline practices that recognize student diversity and facilitate interracial contact. The final chapter discusses Federal strategies for reducing resegregation. An appendix outlines five ways in which the Federal government might respond to the needs of local education authorities for technical assistance to facilitate effective desegregation. (CMG)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Change Strategies, Compensatory Education, Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Influences, Organizational Change, Public Policy, School Desegregation, School Organization, School Resegregation, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Technical Assistance, Track System (Education)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Center for Education and Human Development Policy.
Note: Produced by the Education Policy Development Center for Desegregation.