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The carrot or the stick for school desegregation policy : magnet schools or forced busing

Author: Christine H Rossell
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Compares the long-term effectiveness of voluntary desegregation plans with magnet programs to mandatory reassignment plans. This work examines the evolution of school desegregation. It analyzes the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine H Rossell
ISBN: 0877226822 9780877226826 0877229244 9780877229247
OCLC Number: 20133118
Description: xvi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface 1. The Past and the Future of School Desegregation Remedies The Evolution of School Desegregation Remedies * Attitudes Toward Desegregation * Self-Interest and Compliance * The Public Choice Model * Magnet School Plans * Departures from Past Research * Outline of Chapters 2. Defining School Desegregation and Its Goal The Effect of Interracial Exposure on Minority Children * The Measurement of Interracial Exposure 3. A Comparison of Voluntary and Mandatory Desegregation Plans Sampling Criteria * Classifying Plans into Magnet-Voluntary and Magnet-Mandatory * Community Characteristics * Magnet Programs * White Flight * Interracial Exposure * Racial Imbalance * Racially Identifiable Schools * Matched Pairs * Net Benefit * Dismantling Mandatory Plans * Conclusions 4. What Is Attractive About Magnet Schools? The Literature * Location and Percentage of Minority Pupils * Curriculum * Pupil-Teacher Ratios * Physical Appearance * Distance * Educational Benefits * Magnet Success in 20 School Districts * Indicators of Success * The Cost of Magnet Schools * Conclusions 5. What Have School Desegregation Plans Accomplished? Enrollment Trends * Desegregation Assessment Measures * Interracial Exposure * Racial Imbalance: The Index of Dissimilarity * The Percentage of Students in Desegregated Schools * The Percentage of Minority Students in White and Minority Schools * Big City School Desegregation * Conclusions 6. Conclusions and Recommendations Metropolitan Plans * Policy Recommendations * Controlled Choice * Costs * Equity, Efficiency, and Effectiveness * Ranking by Three Criteria * Models of Policymaking Notes References Index Index of Court Cases
Responsibility: Christine H. Rossell.

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