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Detroit School Reform in Comparative Contexts

Community Action Overcoming Policy Barriers

  • Edward St. John
  • feven girmay
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Part of the Neighborhoods, Communities, and Urban Marginality book series (NCUM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Edward P. St. John, Feven Girmay
    Pages 1-28
  3. Policy Failures Creating Barriers to Student Success

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-30
    2. Edward P. St. John, Feven Girmay
      Pages 31-56
    3. Edward P. St. John, Feven Girmay
      Pages 57-81
    4. Edward P. St. John, Feven Girmay
      Pages 83-101
  4. Neighborhood Risks, Resources, and College Preparation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Edward P. St. John, Feven Girmay
      Pages 105-126
    3. Edward P. St. John, Feven Girmay
      Pages 127-146
    4. Edward P. St. John, Feven Girmay
      Pages 147-174
  5. Community Action Addressing Barriers to Student Success

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-176
    2. Edward P. St. John, Feven Girmay
      Pages 177-201
    3. Edward P. St. John, Feven Girmay
      Pages 203-226
    4. Edward P. St. John, Feven Girmay
      Pages 227-262
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-308

About this book

Introduction

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.


Keywords

Urban Studies Urban Decline Neighborhood Decline Education Reform Education Policy Neoliberalism Detroit Public Mandates Market Change Community Resources Engaged Learning

Authors and affiliations

  • Edward St. John
    • 1
  • feven girmay
    • 2
  1. 1.Saint HelenaUSA
  2. 2.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19011-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-19010-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-19011-8
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