Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Brown v. Board of Education (1954) An Analysis of Policy Implementation, Outcomes, and Unintended Consequences
by McCullough, Carla M., Ed.D., Loyola Marymount University, 2012, 205; 3544480
Abstract (Summary)

Brown v. Board of Education (1954) was a significant court case fought to provide equal educational opportunities for African-American students. Though the case was fought with good intentions, there may have been unintended consequences that occurred due to the policy implementation. The purpose of this research was to explore the policy, its implementation, and assess the extent to which the goals of the original policy were met. This study used a mixed-methods approach and was set within one large urban school district. The qualitative portion of the study included interviews with a small group of educators who were directly impacted by Brown and its implementation. The data from both the interviews and the selected focus schools indicated that the initial goals of Brown, equal educational opportunities and integrated schooling, were not met. This research provided information from key areas that may serve as a guide to help make future policy implementation successful.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: McCullough, Mary
Commitee: Lapayese, Yvette, Pawinski, Lori
School: Loyola Marymount University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 74/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Educational leadership, Education Policy, Educational administration, Law
Keywords: Brown v. Board of Education, Educational policy, Interest convergence, LAUSD, Los Angeles, Policy implementation
Publication Number: 3544480
ISBN: 978-1-267-75189-8
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