ERIC Number: ED255596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan-30
Reference Count: N/A
The Distribution of African American Children and Youth Among Broward County Elementary Schools.
Johnson, James A., Jr.
Elementary school enrollments for the Fall of 1983 in Broward County (Florida) were studied in order to test the following hypothesis: relevant policy promulgated by the Board of Education did not result in "racially" balanced elementary schools. These specific questions were addressed: (1) To what extent were the elementary schools of Broward County "racially" balanced? (2) To what extent were African American students accounted for in the enrollments of desegregated vs. segregated schools? (3) How did the distribution of African American students during school year 1983-84 compare with the distribution of all students? It was found that 38 percent of elementary schools were "racially" balanced; 34 percent of all students were enrolled in desegregated elementary schools; 6 percent of all African American students were enrolled in Euro-American segregated schools; and 63 percent of all African American students were enrolled in African American segregated schools. Great disparities between these two distributions existed in the remaining segregated elementary schools. In short, it is concluded, the Broward County elementary schools appear to have been composed of three mutually exclusive sets of schools during 1983-84. (Author/KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.