ERIC Number: EJ1019543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
The Case of Rivera Elementary School: The Politics of Collaboration
Maxcy, Brendan D.; Nguyen, Thu Suong T.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v16 n3 p47-61 Sep 2013
This case involves a struggle for control among differently situated leaders--district- and building-level administrators, teachers, parents and community members, and university partners--seeking to influence the reform agenda of a high-poverty urban elementary school serving Latina/Latino students. The various stakeholders encounter a variety of means-ends dilemmas as they respond to pressures to improve school performance, enhance students achievement, promote democratic participation, and pursue professional goals. The discussion and teaching notes draw on theories of micropolitics, distributed leadership and organizational behavior to help students surface and consider dilemmas facing the actors.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Poverty, Participative Decision Making, Stakeholders, School Community Relationship, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, School Administration, Academic Achievement, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Employment, Interprofessional Relationship, Governance, Politics of Education, Administrative Organization, Case Studies, College School Cooperation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Texas