Education and Democratic Theory

Finding a Place for Community Participation in Public School Reform

A. Belden Fields; Walter Feinberg
eISBN-13: 9780791490426

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Winner of the 2001 American Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice Award

Much has been made of the gap between public schools and the communities that they serve. This book shows how a group of teachers, parents, and community people in "Ed City" formed an educational reform group—the Project for Educational Democracy—to increase access to decision making in their school system, especially for members of the community who had previously been excluded. A combination of ethnographic research and theoretical reflection, this book addresses concepts of community, authority, representation, participation, and democracy.

ISBNs 9780791450000, 0791490424, 9780791490426
Language English