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Neighborhoods, Communities, and Urban Marginality

Detroit School Reform in Comparative Contexts

Community Action Overcoming Policy Barriers

Authors: St. John, Edward, Girmay, Feven

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  • Presents a decade of research to track a trajectory of changes in urban schools
  • Illustrates how engaged scholarship can inform action promoting fairness in urban communities
  • Reconstructs econometric and educational theories of student success to include community-based reform 
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This book critically examines how the narrative of global economic competition was used to rationalize college preparatory curriculum for all high school students and promote charter schools in Detroit. Using mixed qualitative and quantitative methods, the study identifies neighborhood risk factors undermining students’ academic success, along with the positive effects of churches and service centers as mitigating forces. The authors focus on a range of topics and issues including market competition, urban decline, community resources, testing and accountability, smaller schools, and engaged learning. The volume illustrates how action studies by engaged scholars working with community activists empowers students to overcome emerging barriers. 

About the authors

Edward P. St. John, EdD, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan’s School of Education, USA.

Feven Girmay, PhD, is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan and the Undergraduate Studies and African Language Program Administrator at Harvard University, USA. 

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19011-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19010-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Detroit School Reform in Comparative Contexts
Book Subtitle
Community Action Overcoming Policy Barriers
Authors
Series Title
Neighborhoods, Communities, and Urban Marginality
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19011-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19011-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19010-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 308
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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