ERIC Number: ED469257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Education Organizing Indicators Framework: A User's Guide. Strong Neighborhoods, Strong Schools. The Indicators Project on Education Organizing.
Gold, Eva; Simon, Elaine; Brown, Chris
This publication is intended to help foundation program officers, educators, and organizers use the Education Organizing Indicators Framework to understand the contribution that community organizing makes to school reform. The Framework is the product of a study that examined five community groups to document how organized groups of parents and community members, acting collectively, could bring about significant change in public education at the school, community, district, and state levels. Part 1, "Community Organizing and How It Contributes to School Reform," discusses the indicator areas, the theory of change, and the value added of community organizing for school reform. Part 2, "Understanding Stories of Community Organizing for School Reform," discusses a fight for land for new small autonomous schools in one city, successes in the Small Schools Campaign, and applying the framework and theory of change to stories of education organizing. Part 3, "How to Use the Education Organizing Indicators Framework," discusses how the framework can be useful to different audiences, what it looks like, making sense of variation among groups, and cautions in using the framework. Part 4 presents "The Education Organizing Indicators Framework." (SM)
Descriptors: Accountability, After School Programs, Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Leadership Training, Neighborhood Schools, Parent Participation, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, Small Schools, Urban Schools
Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform, 407 South Dearborn, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60605 ($15). Tel: 312-322-4880; Fax: 312-322-4885; Web site: http://www.crosscity.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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)