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ERIC Number: EJ1008232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1539-9664
The Elephant in the Classroom
Stillman, Jennifer Burns
Education Next, v13 n1 p36-41 Win 2013
The gentrification of many the country's big cities is providing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a large number of racially and socioeconomically integrated schools. But to capitalize on this opportunity, urban schools that currently serve a predominantly poor and minority population must find a way to attract and retain the gentrifiers--mostly white, upper-middle-class, highly educated parents. This article explores how the disparate cultures found in gentrifying neighborhoods clash in schools, and the pivotal role school leaders play in determining whether integration succeeds or fails, based on their ability and willingness to bridge the two worlds.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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