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Community organizing for urban school reform

Author: Dennis Shirley
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st University of Texas Press edView all editions and formats
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Community Organizing for Urban School Reform tells the story of a radically different approach to educational change. Using a case study approach, Dennis Shirley describes how working-class parents, public school teachers, clergy, social workers, business partners, and a host of other engaged citizens have worked to improve education in inner-city schools. Their combined efforts are linked through the community  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Shirley, Dennis, 1955-
Community organizing for urban school reform.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605077642
Online version:
Shirley, Dennis, 1955-
Community organizing for urban school reform.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1997
(OCoLC)608627794
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Shirley
ISBN: 0292777183 9780292777187 0292777191 9780292777194
OCLC Number: 36051356
Description: x, 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Contemporary Context --
2. Moving Schools into the Power Arena --
3. Morningside Middle School: Starting a Path for Change --
4. Jefferson Davis High School: The Struggle for Reform --
5. Ysleta Elementary School: From Parental Engagement to a New School --
6. Zavala Elementary School: Learning the Tools of Democracy --
7. San Antonio: Building Networks of Reform throughout the City --
8. Texas: Alliance Schools throughout the State --
9. Resistance to Change --
10. The Pursuit of Success --
11. "A Great Truth Wants to Be Criticized" --
12. Building Laboratories of Democracy.
Responsibility: Dennis Shirley.
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Using a case study approach, this book describes how engaged citizens have worked to improve education in inner-city schools. It provides a point of contrast to orthodox models of change and places  Read more...

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