On Equality of Educational Opportunity

Moynihan and Frederick Mosteller, On Equality of Educational Opportunity, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1972.

In this volume are papers derived from the Harvard University Faculty Seminar on the Coleman Report. The Carnegie Corporation provided funds to support a faculty seminar for the academic year 1966-1967. Out of this seminar developed this present collection of articles written by a number of outstanding educators bearing on the main themes of the seminar. Included are: (1) a section dealing with the historical development of the Coleman Report and critical analyses of its content and practical applicability; (2) implications for the future of equal educational opportunity in America; and, (3) appendices describing the nature of research methodology employed in the Coleman Report. (SB)