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Author Warren, Mark R., 1955-

Title A match on dry grass : community organizing as a catalyst for school reform / Mark R. Warren, Karen L. Mapp, and The Community Organizing and School Reform Project

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  LB2822.82 W364 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  LB2822.82 .W364 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents A new movement for equity and justice in education -- How community organizing works --"A match on dry grass" : organizing for great schools in San Jose -- "An appetite for change" : building relational cultures for educational reform and civic engagement in Los Angeles -- "Our strength is the power of our community" : political education and the continuation of the struggle in Denver -- "Weaving a tapestry that won't unravel" : the transformation of education in the Mississippi Delta -- "Acts of leadership" : building powerful forms of parent participation in Chicago -- "Cement between the bricks" : building schools and communities in New York City -- Building power and relationships to transform communities and schools -- Lessons for school reform and democracy building -- Appendix. A collaborative research process
LC subject School improvement programs -- United States
Educational change -- United States -- Citizen participation
Educational accountability -- United States
Community organization -- United States
Community power -- United States
Social action -- United States
Add Author Mapp, Karen L
ISBN 9780199793594 (cloth : alk. paper)
019979359X (cloth : alk. paper)
9780199793587 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0199793581 (pbk. : alk. paper)