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The color of school reform : race, politics, and the challenge of urban education

Author: Jeffrey R Henig
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2001, ©1999.
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Why is it so difficult to design and implement fundamental educational reform in large city schools in spite of broad popular support for change? How does the politics of race complicate the challenge of building and sustaining coalitions for improving urban schools? These questions have provoked a great deal of theorizing, but this is the first book to explore the issues on the basis of extensive, solid evidence.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Color of school reform.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2001, ©1999
(OCoLC)48178801
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey R Henig
ISBN: 9781400823291 1400823293
OCLC Number: 741690149
Awards: Winner of Best Book Award of the Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association 2000 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 301 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Civic capacity, race, and education in black-led cities --
Racial change and the politics of transition --
The elusiveness of education reform --
Race and the political economy of big-city schools --
Parental and community participation in education reform --
Black leaders, white businesses --
The role of external actors --
School reform as if politics and race matter.
Responsibility: Jeffrey R. Henig [and others].

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Why is it so difficult to design and implement fundamental educational reform in large city schools in spite of broad popular support for change? This work examines education reform in Atlanta,  Read more...

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