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Clarke, Ruth C.

Works: 4 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 5 library holdings
Genres: History  Abstracts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: LC214.2, 370.19342
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Most widely held works by Ruth C Clarke
A brief resume of the Conference of California Historical Societies by Ruth C Clarke( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The carrot or the stick for school desegregation policy : magnet schools or forced busing by Christine H Rossell( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study compares the long-term desegregation effectiveness of voluntary plans with magnet schools to mandatory reassignment plans with magnet schools. The introduction includes an extensive discussion of the problems of choosing dependent variables for use in desegregation studies. The potential study population was chosen based on the percentage of the minority groups in the school district population, and whether the desegregation plan used a magnet-voluntary or a magnet-mandatory structure. Twenty school districts were chosen for study from that population. The following characteristics were examined: (1) decrease of the white population (white flight); (2) interracial exposure; (3) racial imbalance; and (4) net balance. The analysis suggests that a magnet school plan based primarily on voluntary transfers will produce greater long-term interracial exposure than a mandatory reassignment plan with magnet components. This is probably due to greater white flight from the mandatory plans. Thus, adding magnet schools to a mandatory reassignment plan does not make it competitive with a voluntary plan. Twenty-two notes, and a list of 38 references are included. Six graphs and six tables of statistical data are included in the appendices. (Fmw)
The carrot or the stick in school desegragation policy? by Christine H Rossell( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Carrot or the Stick in School Desegregation Policy? by Christine H Rossell( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report assesses the relative effectiveness of primarily voluntary and primarily mandatory desegregation plans in a sub-sample of 20 school districts, 9 of which are magnet-voluntary plans and 11 of which are magnet-mandatory plans. The major conclusions of this report are the following: (1) voluntary desegregation plans work; (2) dismantling mandatory plans and replacing them with comprehensive magnet-voluntary plans does not necessarily resegregate a school system; and (3) mandatory desegregation plans are not failures. Two school factors that are consistently important in predicting a magnet school's success are location and curriculum. The report provides the following information: (1) a review of research on white flight and the effectiveness of alternative desegregation plans; (2) the goals of a school desegregation plan; (3) the relative effectiveness of different magnet school programs; (4) the relative effectiveness of alternative desegregation plans (voluntary versus mandatory); (5) national desegregation trends from the 1960s through 1984; and (6) report findings and policy recommendations. Included are appendices with pertinent statistics on student demographics and school racial balance, and a bibliography. (Ps)
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Audience level: 0.65 (from 0.37 for The carrot ... to 0.98 for The Carrot ...)