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Chartering Urban School Reform. Reflections on public high schools in the midst of change.
This book presents essays written by school reformers that discuss the reform movement and examine the partnership that inspired the creation of small, intimate school communities known as charters. They also reflect on the comprehensive changes that inform each charter and the personal and collective struggles to institutionalize these new communities.
Author/Creator: Fine, M.
Author's address: Teachers College Press
1234 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, New York
The thirteen chapters in Chartering Urban School Reform are designed to provoke a radical rethinking of educational practice and research for deep school-based change in urban America. This collection, written by school reformers-including high school teachers, university faculty, evaluators, and parents-presents the development of a reform movement in a large urban school district. These individuals share the conviction that educational research can no longer afford to be merely about schooling. It needs to be conducted in a collaborative and creative way with educators and students for educational change, and it always must be critical. Throughout the book authors study the movement to create the small, intimate school communities known as charters. They reflect on the partnership that inspired the charter, the comprehensive changes that inform each charter, and the personal and collective struggles to institutionalize these new communities. Chartering Urban School Reform does not simply furnish ”how to’s,” but delivers deep theorizing from researchers and practitioners struggling to create and document ”what could be” inside democratic, engaging, intellectual communities called urban high schools. (From book’s back cover)
Publisher: Teachers College Press.
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