ERIC Number: ED358199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Changing Face of Racial Isolation and Desegregation in Urban Schools. ERIC/CUE Digest, Number 91.
This digest focuses on several issues in school desegregation that stem from recent changes in demography, policy, and research. Change in student diversity, the first consideration, is even more marked in cities than in the country as a whole, with only 9 of 47 urban cities in the Great City Schools network having a majority white enrollment. There have been changes in national desegregation policies as well as voluntary desegregation through school choice. The recent influx in immigrant children has brought into new focus the potential conflict between school desegregation and bilingual education as children whose native language is not English have needed to be grouped together for instruction, or integrated into mainstream classes without native language instruction. As the 1954 suit, Brown v Topeka Board of Education claimed, racial balance does appear to affect achievement. The systemic inequities of segregated schools are a reason why resources and school effectiveness issues have joined racial balance as aspects of desegregation politics. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Students, Court Litigation, Cultural Differences, Demography, Diversity (Student), Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Non English Speaking, Racial Attitudes, Racial Composition, Racially Balanced Schools, School Choice, School Desegregation, Social Isolation, Urban Schools, Voluntary Desegregation
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Teachers College, Box 40, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education