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Contemporary school reform strategies require extensive school-community collaboration, yet the actualization of this goal is very difficult to achieve. Social class and cultural barriers often impede the development of cooperative relationships between school staff, parents, and other community...
The authors investigated the effects of participation in the Chicago Child-Parent Center and Expansion Program from ages 3 to 9 on school dropout by age 18 for 1,159 youths. This Title I program provides child education and family support services from preschool through second or third grade in...
This article is a beginning dialogue on the kuona process of teaching skill development. This process teaches conceptualization from a cultural, political, spiritual, and liberating perspective, a perspective that is rooted in the African culture. Kuona, a Swahili word, means to perceive beyond...
The purpose of this study was to determine African American teachers’ perceptions and experiences in schools where European American teachers and students are the majority. Five female African American teachers were interviewed for the purpose of understanding their perceptions and...
In this article, the authors explore community members’ perceptions of change at an elementary school during the 1st year of implementing the Accelerated Schools Project. After conducting 23 interviews with a representative sample of the school community, three themes emerged: creating a school...
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