ERIC Number: ED251984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
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A Growing Trend toward Exclusive Education.
Flood, Dudley E.
The first step toward realizing the goal of equal opportunity is that of establishing equal status relationships. North Carolina's progress in desegregation of public schools is evidenced in examining the historical problem areas of equal access to resources, the normative structure of schools, and staffing and board membership. The present trend in the state is toward providing a comprehensive course of study for all children. Because of cross-cultural experiences, a broadening of normative structures has occurred in schools. Among the 142 superintendents in the state, three are black, one is Indian, and two are female. In addition, minority race members on local boards are common. Addressing the unfinished agenda of second generation desegregation requires ensuring that all children have equal access, not just to educational opportunity, but to knowledge. Some indicators that desegregation is not complete are that school staff patterns still tend to reflect the vestiges of segregation, minority students are much more likely to be cited for misbehavior at school than are white students, and less recognition is given in the curriculum of the contributions of blacks, Indians, and other minorities. (MLF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina