ERIC Number: ED346231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Public School Desegregation/Redesign: A Case Study in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Urban Education Reports Number Fourteen.
Stone, Frank Andrews
This publication presents a case study of the public school desegregation and redesign program of the East Baton Rouge Parish (Louisiana) School System, focusing on the 5 years from 1987 to 1992. Chapter 1 describes the setting and background, the sociocultural history of the area since pre-Revolutionary War days, the role and treatment of African Americans, and the events leading up to desegregation and redesign. Chapter 2 presents a history of the redesign plan from 1987 to 1992, including school restructuring ideology, implementation, and the marketing of school enhancements. Chapter 3 discusses the school desegregation and redesign efforts through a review of research, media coverage, and evaluations; and it contains field study/participant observation data for this case study. Chapter 4 presents and analyzes findings and conclusions in light of public school issues in Connecticut where desegregation and school redesign are also issues. Included are 4 maps, 6 tables, 6 illustrations, a 102-item bibliography, a list of public school marketing brochures, a glossary, a Baton Rouge chronology, a Baton Rouge events calendar, and the author's letter of introduction to the public schools studied. Also included are extensive footnotes for each chapter. (JB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Students, Case Studies, Cultural Context, Desegregation Plans, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Racial Discrimination, Racial Relations, School Desegregation, School Districts, School Restructuring, Social History, United States History, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Thut (I.N.) World Education Center.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana (Baton Rouge)