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ERIC Number: EJ848343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Talking about Race in Schools Post-"Brown": A Public Relations Challenge
Cooper, Robert; Chizhik, Estella Williams
Journal of School Public Relations, v25 n2 p203-219 Spr 2004
The "Brown v. Board of Education" of 50 years ago was perhaps the most significant school reform implemented in American education. The goal of this landmark decision was to end public school segregation and introduce racially integrated schools. Now in the 21st century and clearly in the shadows of this decision, we argue that the hope and promise of "Brown v. Board of Education" has not been realized. Many public schools are still segregated and those that are racially and ethnically integrated face segregated classrooms as a result of white flight and college tracking. We argue that "Brown v. Board of Education," the most racially explicit school reform enacted in 50 years, can be made more effective through additional racially minded and social justice reforms. Specifically, public school administrators and teachers can promote racial equity academically and socially by promoting learning opportunities, shaping the discourse about race, and developing multicultural curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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