ERIC Number: ED313468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Quality and Integrated Education: Options for Connecticut.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
This document describes viable options to enable the State of Connecticut to provide integrated and quality education, in response to a 1988 report that presented broad-based recommendations for overcoming racial inequalities in contiguous school districts. The initial report, dramatizing the increasing racial and economic isolation in the state's public schools and calling for voluntary action to reverse the trend, generated public interest and investigation of alternatives by a number of school districts, agencies, and community groups. However, despite the increasing public awareness of and responsiveness to the problem, racial and economic isolation persists. The following existing integration initiatives are described and examples of improvements are suggested: (1) Interdistrict Cooperative Grants Program (including both planning and implementation grants); (2) Project Concern, an intercommunity program for disadvantaged students; (3) State Summer School Grant Program; (4) curriculum reform initiatives; (5) professional development; (6) interdistrict vocational-technical schools; and (7) local cooperative vocational programs. The following new initiatives are described and examples of further development are suggested: (1) magnet schools; (2) school construction and renovation; and (3) recruitment of minority teachers. The new methods and strategies suggested for delivering quality, integrated education are summarized. Statistical data are included on one table and two maps. A list of 27 references; the recommendations of the Superintendents' Work Group regarding Project Concern; and the report of the Subcommittee on School Construction, Leasing, and Site Acquisition of the Superintendents' Committee on Racial/Ethnic Equity and Desegregation are appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut