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Resegregation of Schools

  • By: Denise Taliaferro Baszile
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

Resegregation is the reinstitution of segregation after a period of desegregation. Although desegregation spurred the multicultural education movement, which has been critical to interrogating, complicating, and broadening the work in the field of curriculum studies, resegregation brings to bear more critical challenges for the field to consider, not the least of which is its impact on the promise of quality education for all children. More than 30 years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision, which mandated school desegregation, educational scholars have noted a disturbing trend toward the resegregation of U.S. schools. Since the late 1980s, the number of Black and Latino students attending schools with a 90% to 100% minority population increased significantly, just as the number of White students attending predominately White ...

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