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Research on schools, neighborhoods, and communities : toward civic responsibility

Author: William F Tate
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012.
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"This volume focuses on research and theoretical developments related to the role of place or geography in matters of education, human development, and health. Multiple disciplinary perspectives are presented in order to provide different views of the strengths and problems in our communities. Research presented provides historical, moral, and scientifically based arguments organized to inform understandings of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William F Tate
ISBN: 9781442204676 1442204672 9781442204683 1442204680 9781442204690 1442204699
OCLC Number: 744300591
Description: xii, 552 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Conceptualizing urban space --
The growing complexity of metropolitan America --
Teaching and learning research in social context --
Research on human development, health, and human service providers in social context --
Case studies of metropolitan communities.
Responsibility: William F. Tate, editor.
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"This volume focuses on research and theoretical developments related to the role of place or geography in matters of education, human development, and health. Multiple disciplinary perspectives are presented in order to provide different views of the strengths and problems in our communities. Research presented provides historical, moral, and scientifically based arguments organized to inform understandings of civic problems as well as to present possible solutions"--Provided by publisher.

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Professor Tate is to be congratulated for emphasizing the role geography and location can play in research on schools. Issues of racial segregation and inequality are at the forefront here, grounded Read more...

 
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