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Warren, Mark R., 1955-
A match on dry grass : community organizing as a catalyst for school reform / Mark R. Warren, Karen L. Mapp, and The Community Organizing and School Reform Project
Alternate Title Community organizing as a catalyst for school reform
New York : Oxford University Press, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  LB2822.82 W364 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) School improvement programs -- United States
Educational change -- United States -- Citizen participation
Educational accountability -- United States
Community organization -- United States
Community power -- United States
Social action -- United States
Physical Description xii, 316 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-301) and index
Contents Introduction: A new movement for equity and justice in education -- How community organizing works --"A match on dry grass": organizing for great schools in San Jose -- "An appetite for change": building relational cultures for educational reform and civic engagement in Los Angeles -- "Our strength is the power of our community": political education and the continuation of the struggle in Denver -- "Weaving a tapestry that won't unravel": the transformation of education in the Mississippi Delta -- "Acts of leadership": building powerful forms of parent participation in Chicago -- "Cement between the bricks": building schools and communities in New York City -- Building power and relationships to transform communities and schools -- Conclusion: Lessons for school reform and democracy building -- Appendix: A collaborative research process
Alternate Author Mapp, Karen L

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