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The Bus Kids: Children's Experiences with Voluntary Desegregation

Ira W. Lit


This book offers a compelling and uniquely detailed examination of the experiences of kindergarten students in California participating in a voluntary school desegregation program. It focuses on the day-to-day school life of a group of minority children bussed from their poor-performing home school district to an affluent neighboring district with high-performing schools. Through these kindergarteners' experiences, the book sensitively illuminates the processes of school transition, socialization, and adaptation, and addresses an array of important issues relating to American education. The bo ... More

Keywords: kindergarten, voluntary school, desegregation program, minority, school transition, socialization, adaptation, American education, teachers, parents

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780300105797
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300105797.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ira W. Lit, author