Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Counseling and Guidance

Degree Discipline



From the 1960s to the 1980s the Austin Independent School District has experienced significant changes. The effects of desegregation orders handed down by the federal courts in a number of significant decisions has altered both the structure and the methods of a number of schools, both elementary and secondary, throughout the school district.

A burgeoning population in metropolitan Austin and its surrounding areas has increased the number of pupils in the Austin schools and has created a need for new school plants, new programs, and new methods of teaching and administration to deal with an ever-increasing school population.

A school district geared to the Austin school population of the 1950s and the early 1960s was not necessarily a district prepared to meet the needs of the swelling number of students of the 1970s and the 1980s. Compounding the problem was the necessity of busing a number of students from one area of town to another to achieve ethnic balance.


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John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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