The Goals of a Voluntary Integration Program and the Problems of Access: A Closer Look at a Magnet School Application Brochure

@article{AndrBechely2004TheGO,
  title={The Goals of a Voluntary Integration Program and the Problems of Access: A Closer Look at a Magnet School Application Brochure},
  author={Lois Andr{\'e}-Bechely},
  journal={Equity \& Excellence in Education},
  year={2004},
  volume={37},
  pages={302 - 315}
}
The article incorporates a critical theoretical and methodological framework to study a large urban district's implementation of a court-ordered voluntary integration program through magnet school choice. Drawing on the interview data from parents and district staff, the author analyzes the data as they relate to the district's magnet school application brochure, Opportunities for Success, and how the application is designed to support the voluntary integration program. The article first… 
Beyond parent management: The role of students and schools in Philadelphia's high school "choice" process
This dissertation is a multiple methods study that examines the role of both students and schools in Philadelphia’s high school application process. First, district administrative data of a cohort of
The Ironies of School Choice: Empowering Parents and Reconceptualizing Public Education
School choice policy, especially as embedded in No Child Left Behind, assumes that empowering parents with choice will improve education by holding schools accountable and will reenergize democratic
“The crux and the magic”: The Political History of Boston Magnet Schools, 1968–1989 1
This study analyzes public perceptions of Boston's magnet school program. Typically evaluated in terms of their impact on racial integration, magnet schools also were designed to improve the
Integrating Urban Schools in a Modern Context: Roadblocks and Challenges With the Use of Magnet Schools
  • J. Harris
  • Education, Physics
    Urban Education
  • 2018
It has been 50 years since magnet schools were first used to address segregation in public schools. The context of magnet schools has changed dramatically during this time, raising questions about
What is diverse enough? How “intentionally diverse” charter schools recruit and retain students
School choice has the potential to be a tool for desegregation, but research suggests that choice more often exacerbates segregation than remedies it. In the past several years, hundreds of
The Readability and Complexity of District-Provided School-Choice Information
Public school choice has become a common feature in American school districts. Any potential benefits that could be derived from these policies depend heavily on the ability of parents and students
STUDENT ATTRITION IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAMS
In the United States, foreign language immersion programs are K-8 voluntary programs wherein children are instructed in the core subjects in a language other than English. Even though these programs
The Closing Door
Charter schools are promoted by policy makers and advocates as a way to reduce educational inequality. Charter schools tend to enroll higher proportions of black students than do traditional public
Discourse Analysis and the Study of Educational Leadership.
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the current and past work using discourse analysis in the field of educational administration and of discourse analysis as a
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 27 REFERENCES
Public School Choice at the Intersection of Voluntary Integration and Not-So-Good Neighborhood Schools: Lessons From Parents’ Experiences
This article presents research on the school choice processes and practices in a large urban district on the West Coast. It shares the stories of three mothers’ experiences with public school choice
School Choice in Urban America: Magnet Schools and the Pursuit of Equity. Critical Issues in Educational Leadership Series.
In recent years, school choice, equity, parental involvement, and desegregation have each headlined the national and state education reform agendas. This book offers a unique contribution to current
Educational Policy as Text and Action
Concern over the complicity of mass compulsory schooling in the reproduction of social inequality prompted the development of educational policies that increased resources for schools attended by
The Carrot or the Stick for School Desegregation Policy: Magnet Schools or Forced Busing.
Preface 1. The Past and the Future of School Desegregation Remedies The Evolution of School Desegregation Remedies * Attitudes Toward Desegregation * Self-Interest and Compliance * The Public Choice
Schools More Separate: Consequences of a Decade of Resegregation
Author(s): Orfield, Gary | Abstract: Almost a half century after the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that Southern school segregation was unconstitutional and "inherently unequal," new statistics from
The Brown Decision Revisited: Mathematizing Social Problems
Almost 40 years after the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, African-Americans are still attempting to understand its meaning and significance in their daily lives. Unaware of the
Knowledge, experience, and ruling relations : studies in the social organization of knowledge
Dorothy Smith is considered one of the most original sociologists and theorists of our time, and her writings have attracted much attention in Europe and the US as well as in Canada. This collection
Who Chooses? Who Loses?: Culture, Institutions, and the Unequal Effects of School Choice
Policy Making in the Dark Illuminating the School Choice Debate African-American Students' View of School Choice Public School Choice in San Antonio Who Chooses and with What Effects? Equity and
Education Reform: A Critical and Post-Structural Approach
Post-Structuralism, Ethnography and the Critical Analysis of Educational Reform What is Policy? - Texts, Trajectories and Toolboxes Education, Majorism and the Curriculum of the Dead Education
...
...