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ERIC Number: ED531144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 58
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 96
Race-Conscious Policies for Assigning Students to Schools: Social Science Research and the Supreme Court Cases. Committee on Social Science Research Evidence on Racial Diversity in Schools
Linn, Robert L. Ed.; Welner, Kevin G., Ed.
National Academy of Education (NJ1)
This report summarizes and analyzes the existing body of research related to race-conscious student assignment policies, building upon the amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs filed with the Supreme Court in support of petitioners and respondents in these two cases. The National Academy of Education (NAEd) Board of Directors recognized the importance of the social science issues framed by the litigation, and accordingly, constituted a committee in January 2007 to review the 64 amicus briefs filed with the Supreme Court, paying special attention to the use of social science research in support of the position taken by each brief. The committee was composed of three categories of researchers: those with no prior research record in this area, but with strong methodological skills in multivariate statistics and measurement (Haertel and Linn); those with some research record in the area (Borman, Hanushek, and Welner); and those with an extensive record in the area (Schofield and Trent). This insider/outsider composition provided a balance of knowledge and fresh inquiry. Appended are the briefs reviewed for this report. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 22 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Education
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Washington