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ERIC Number: EJ830666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1946-2069
The Challenge of Parent Engagement in Urban Small Schools Reform
Carter, Julie H.
Online Yearbook of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, p46-55 2007
In the growing trend toward urban school reform vital educational stakeholders often function at cross-purposes in determining the mode and trajectory of change. This tug-of- war is even more poignant in cities with racially charged public school histories, and where reform movements serve to bolster hopes for the rescue of ailing economies. Using an ecological framework for analyzing parent engagement in a small schools reform project, the author suggests that even when parent groups understand, work through, and within institutional power hierarchies, there remain fundamental "disconnects" between parents and schools that continue to stymie efforts toward full participation in school reform. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A