ERIC Number: EJ1019541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
School Consolidation and the Politics of School Closure across Communities
Karanxha, Zorka; Agosto, Vonzell; Black, William R.; Effiom, Claudius B.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v16 n3 p31-46 Sep 2013
This case involves dilemmas for educational leaders who may face the process of school consolidation brought on by decreased funding and demands for accountability. We highlight the challenges and opportunities to collaborate within and across diverse communities and schools with varying expressions of cultural, political, ethical, and organizational power and interests. The teaching notes coincide with aspects of the case that involve principal responsibilities, equity concerns, and negotiations amid the demands of multiple constituencies. Theoretical frameworks highlighting asset-based approaches, leadership for social justice, and micropolitics are emphasized.
Descriptors: Consolidated Schools, School Closing, Politics of Education, Economic Climate, Ethics, Principals, Superintendents, Busing, Magnet Schools, Social Justice, School Community Relationship, Parent Participation, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Interpersonal Competence, Administrator Responsibility
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Keyes v Denver School District Number 1