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ERIC Number: EJ846193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Building a Learning City: Developing School and Community Coalitions in Oklahoma City
Garn, Gregg
Journal of School Public Relations, v26 n4 p304-325 Fall 2005
This qualitative case study focuses on a district and community relations plan developed in Oklahoma City Public Schools. This article provides a description of the proposal regarding MAPS for KIDS (Metropolitan Area Projects for Keep Improving District Schools) in Oklahoma City from 1998 through November 2001, and it explores the coalitions that were built between school administrators in the Oklahoma City Public Schools and parents, city officials, and civic and business leaders. Based on data generated from document analysis and observations, the conclusion is that the district moved from a bureaucratically isolated organization to a pluralist orientation, where district leaders negotiated with multiple interest groups to develop the framework for the academic and facilities reforms that became the MAPS for KIDS plan. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma