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ERIC Number: ED402416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Three Ethnic Specific Schools in the Twin Cities: Making Desegregation a Choice?
Cogan, John J.; And Others
CURA Reporter, v24 n2 p1-8 Jun 1994
This report is the result of a 2-year study of three ethnic specific schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul (Minnesota). Key informants and public policy makers were interviewed during the first year of the study. In the second year, the parents and teachers at the three schools were both surveyed and interviewed. In all three schools, a sense of accomplishment and anticipation of continued progress characterized the end of the first 2 years. In each case, establishment of the school was a product of community politics. The sense of community, the conscious incorporation of the community's values, and the conceptualization of school and community as synonymous are important aspects of all three schools. Information gathered in the study provides no evidence to categorically support or refute criticisms that ethnic specific programs are incompatible with multiculturalism. The future of ethnic specific schooling raises provocative social, ethical, and political questions facing American education in the late twentieth century. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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