Public engagement for public education : joining forces to revitalize democracy and equalize schools
- Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2011.
- Physical description
- xvi, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
LC221 .P84 2011
- Unknown LC221 .P84 2011
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Unequal schools, unequal voice : the need for public engagement for public education / Marion Orr and John Rogers
- A brief history of public engagement in American public education / Dennis Shirley
- The contemporary context of public engagement : the new political grid / Jeffrey R. Henig
- Public engagement and the coproduction of public education / Donn Worgs
- Democratic institutions, public engagement, and Latinos in American public schools / Luis Ricardo Fraga and Ann Frost
- Community organizing for education reform / Mark R. Warren
- Broad-based public engagement : alliances and social movements / Lauren Wells, Jean Anyon, and Jeannie Oakes
- Improving teacher quality through public engagement in Chicago / Sara McAlister, Kavitha Mediratta, and Seema Shah
- "A force to be reckoned with" the campaign for college access in Los Angeles / John Rogers and Ernest Morrell
- "Together we can" in Mobile : a coalition across lines of race and class / Brenda J. Turnbull
- The prospects for public engagement in a market-oriented public education system : a case study of Philadelphia, 2001-2007 / Elaine Simon, Eva Gold and Maia Cucchiara
- Public engagement for public education : reflections and prospects / Marion Orr and John Rogers.
- Publisher's Summary
- Community participation plays a large role in the success or failure of our public schools. This book focuses attention on the problem of inequality in public engagement, considering how race, class, ethnicity, language, and immigration status shape opportunities for engagement. Without the active participation of the public, chances for improving school systems are limited. Without equal opportunity for public engagement, those in the lower reaches of stratified society are left largely on the outside looking in - and that all too easily becomes a self-perpetuating cycle. Public Engagement for Public Education speaks to the potential for students, parents, community members, and civic leaders to join forces and create more equitable schooling. Such engagement can expand access to quality educational pathways which in turn paves the way to a stronger voice in society and the promise of the American dream. If segments of society are blocked access to those pathways, the book argues, nothing less than the health of American democracy is at stake.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- edited by Marion Orr and John Rogers.