ERIC Number: ED498260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep-28
Reference Count: 0
A Call to the Village: Retooling Public Schools
Duhart, Wana L.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
This book is a roadmap for developing collaborative strategies that integrate the knowledge, ideas, expertise, resources, networks, and systems of the nonprofit, private, public, and religious sectors in the transformation of elementary and secondary schools. While most books on school reform focus on micro issues such as curricula, administration, special needs learning, standards and accountability, as well as school choice, the focus of this book is the building and implementation of strategic partnerships across sectors via cross-sectoral collaboration. By taking what works from the organizational and strategic coherence of the private sector, the spiritual and moral stewardship of the religious sector, the local and social service focuses of the nonprofit sector, and the public sector's mandate to provide equitable public goods, the author offers a comprehensive and practical guide for retooling America's public schools. The book contains nine chapters: (1) Introduction to Cross-Sectoral Collaboration; (2) The Paradigm Shift in Elementary and Secondary Education; (3) Strategic Alternatives: Market- versus Systemic-Based Reform; (4) Benefits of Cross-Sectoral Collaboration; (5) Implementation Challenges and Realities; (6) Beyond the Walls of the "Church"; (7) The Prominence of the Nonprofit Community; (8) Maximizing Stakeholder Value in Education; and (9) The Quandary of the Public Sector.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Restructuring, Private Sector, Public Sector, Public Schools, Nonprofit Organizations, Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Educational Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Systems Approach, Religious Organizations, Free Enterprise System, Educational Planning
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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