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Shimshon-Santo, Amy – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2018
This article presents synergies between arts education, political consciousness raising, and leadership development for youth, and suggests roles for the arts in community organizing for personal and social change. Arts education is seen as a strategy to unleash creativity, affirm cultural assets, cultivate multiple literacies, critique oppressive…
Descriptors: Art Education, Consciousness Raising, Political Issues, Leadership Training
Kim, Juli; Field, Tim; Hassel, Bryan C. – Public Impact, 2019
Across the United States, a movement to create a new kind of public school--"autonomous district schools"--is giving districts the freedoms charter schools receive. Like charter schools, autonomous district schools are freed from innovation-inhibiting state and district policies, allowing talented educators to make academic and…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Public Schools, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement
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Woodard, Kikanza Nuri – Integrated Education, 1977
"Describes the organization and activities of the Kawaida Educational and Development Center (KEDC) in an attempt to learn why it failed and what can be learned from the failure of KEDC." The author worked at KEDC from 1970 to 1974. The school began by enrolling students at the kindergarten through sixth grade levels, and added…
Descriptors: Black Education, Educational Needs, Educational Problems, Elementary Schools