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ERIC Number: EJ818858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
Race and Class Challenges in Community Collaboration for Educational Change
Cousins, Linwood H.; Mickelson, Roslyn A.; Williams, Brian; Velasco, Anne
School Community Journal, v18 n2 p29-52 Fall-Win 2008
This article reports the challenges of race and social class in an action research project to facilitate educational change through community collaboration with African American parents, community organizations, and public schools. This project was undertaken in Charlotte, North Carolina to enhance the participation of African American parents in their children's math and science course selection and placement in middle and high school. Focusing on the communities of three high schools and their feeder middle schools, this article reports important lessons and outlines strategic implications for future work in the intersection among African American communities, public schools and education, and universities. (Contains 14 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina