ERIC Number: EJ942524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Telling the Story: A Critical Narrative Analysis of Policy and the Politics of Desegregation
Bouillion, Dalane E.
Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, v4 n2 p169-184 Spr 2010
In this article, the author discusses the implications of the absence of democracy that surrounded the policy evolution in Galena Park regarding desegregation in 1970. A brief description of narrative analysis, as methodology, is reviewed before discussing policy development. In conjunction with the Galena Park setting, the construct of scholar-practitioner is also revealed prior to detailing the numerous failed desegregation plans of the school district. The legal correspondence, which began the court order mandate, is noted before concluding thoughts are made. The author reveals, through critical narrative analysis, how conflicting interests resulted in the politics that prevented the restructuring of Galena Park Independent School District, in order to provide an effective and equal education for all students. The ideals of democracy were sacrificed when perceived deceptive actions did not include the voice of a community, the foresight for equality, and the spirit of unity.
Descriptors: School Districts, Desegregation Plans, Educational Policy, Democracy, Equal Education, Politics of Education, Compliance (Legal), School Desegregation, Superintendents, Government School Relationship, Resistance to Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas