ERIC Number: ED469256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Appendix: Case Studies. Strong Neighborhoods, Strong Schools. The Indicators Project on Education Organizing.
Gold, Eva; Simon, Elaine; Brown, Chris; Blanc, Suzanne; Pickron-Davis, Marcine; Brown, Joanna; Navarez-La Torre, Aida
This report presents summaries of five case studies from the Indicators Project on Education Organizing, which was designed to examine the role of community organizing in school reform. For over 2 years, this action research project documented the education organizing of five urban groups. The research developed an Education Organizing Indicators Framework that documented observable outcomes in schools and student learning. The framework focused on eight indicator areas (leadership development, community power, social capital, public accountability, equity, school-community connection, positive school climate, and high quality curriculum and instruction). The five case study organizations in this report are: The Alliance Organizing Project, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Chicago Illinois; New York ACORN, New York, New York; and Oakland Community Organizations, Oakland, California. Two appendices present definitions of indicator areas and the Indicators Project advisory group. (SM)
Descriptors: Accountability, After School Programs, Case Studies, Community Organizations, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Leadership Training, Neighborhood Schools, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, Urban Schools
Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform, 407 South Dearborn, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60605 ($40). Tel: 312-322-4880; Fax: 312-322-4885; Web site: http://www.crosscity.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: BellSouth Foundation, Inc. Atlanta, GA.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Edward W. Hazen Foundation, Inc., New Haven, CT.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.; Needmor Fund, Toledo, OH.
Authoring Institution: Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform, Chicago, IL.; Research for Action, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Location: California (Oakland); Illinois (Chicago); New York (New York); Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Texas (Austin)