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ERIC Number: EJ867969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
A Case Study of School-Community Alliances that Rebuilt a Community
Brooks, Sharon M.
School Community Journal, v19 n2 p59-80 2009
This case study examines how the leadership of a principal in the worst elementary school in her district, located in what William J. Wilson describes as a socially dislocated African American community, worked to change the nature of an entire community by transforming how she and her faculty communicated with parents. Drawing on data gathered from teachers, parents, and the principal through semi-structured interview questions, observations, and documentation, this study provides a vivid example of how school leaders can work effectively with the community to create meaningful change in the neighborhoods surrounding their schools. (Contains 3 endnotes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A