ERIC Number: ED256830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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Desegregated Schools. Appraisals of an American Experiment.
Rist, Ray C., Ed.
The six studies collected in this book analyze the day-to-day realities of life in desegregated classrooms. The sites reported on range from New York to Memphis, and from the industrial Northeast to the Midwest and Deep South. They also vary by organization (elementary, middle, and high school), by the black-white ratio among students and faculty, by patterns of administrative leadership, and by levels of community support or resistance. Following an introduction (by Ray C. Rist) which provides a general theoretical and historical context for the six studies, the following papers are presented: (1) "The Veneer of Harmony: Social-Race Relations in a Southern Desegregated School" (Dorothy C. Clement, Margaret Eisenhart, and Joe R. Harding); (2) "Patience and Prudence in a Southern High School: Managing the Political Economy of Desegregated Education" (George W. Noblit); (3) "From Courtrooms to Classrooms: Managing School Desegregation in a Deep South High School" (Thomas W. Collins); (4) "Color, Class, and Social Control in an Urban Desegregated School" (Jacqueline Scherer and Edward J. Slawski); (5) "The Social Context of Learning in an Interracial School" (Janet Ward Schofield and H. Andrew Sagar); and (6) "Contacts among Cultures: School Desegregation in a Polyethnic New York City High School" (Mercer L. Sullivan). (KH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Desegregation Effects, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Politics of Education, Racial Integration, Racial Relations, School Desegregation
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