The Impact of Brown on Latinos: A Study on Transformation Policy Intentions
Arizona State University
Describes the transformation of desegregation policy in San Jose, California where Latino students constituted the plaintiff class.
Journal Name or Institutional Affiliation:
Teachers College Record
Vol. 107, No.9, pp. 1974-1998
- On the most productive periods of empirical research on the effects of desegregation on student outcomes 1968-1975 Latino students were not seen as primary target of desegregation policy.
- Important to determine if remedies designed to eliminate racial isolation and improve educational opportunities for African American are appropriate mechanisms for achieving greater equality for Latinos and other ethnic minorities.
- As long as Latinos were marginalized from participation in the policy process, desegregation remedies were implemented that ignored the particular cultural and linguistic needs of Latino students. As Latinos became leaders in the community and participants in the policy-making process, remedies began to be designed and implemented that specifically addressed linguistic and cultural barriers to educational equality.
Journal Article Review of Literature
Brown vs Board of Education, Desegregation, Equality, Latinos, Segregation
Method of Analysis:
Unit of Analysis:
- Analysis of the changing court orders implemented between 1986 and 2003.
- Set of documents including court documents, district reports, interviews with plaintiffs, attorneys, court reports, research reports and newspaper between 1986-2003.