ERIC Number: ED331895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Resegregation of Public Schools: The Third Generation. A Report on the Condition of Desegregation in America's Public Schools by the Network of Regional Desegregation Assistance Centers.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Center for National Origin, Race and Sex Equity.
A third generation of school segregation has evolved, with the following problems: (1) renewed physical segregation; (2) limited teacher expectations for minority students; (3) culturally biased instructional methods; (4) persistence of sex stereotyping and bias; and (5) ability grouping that isolates students on the basis of race, national origin, or sex. These third generation problems overlap with a set of second generation problems involving equal education during a preiod when federal commitment to the elimination of first generation problems of physical separation has declined. The following current conditions are discussed: (1) desegregation effectiveness; (2) alarming conditions; (3) practices that exacerbate desegregation; (4) effective practices; and (5) segregation on the classroom level. The following trends are discussed: (1) increasing segregation; (2) dormant desegregation activities; (3) innovations in desegregation; and (4) changing demographics. The Federal regional Desegregation Assistance Centers (DACs) have the potential to develop a systematic program of training and advisory services to help overcome segregation and the problems associated with desegregation. The appendices comprise the following tables of national statistical data: (1) Enrollment by Race and Percentages by Race; (2) Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students; (3) Enrollment by Sex; (4) Special Education Enrollment; (5) Suspensions; and (6) Graduates. A 34-item bibliography and a directory of DACs are also appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Center for National Origin, Race and Sex Equity.
Note: Authored by the directors of the 10 Title IV Desegregation Assistance Centers and coordinated by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.