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Title Schools as imagined communities : the creation of identity, meaning, and conflict in U.S. history / edited by Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Sherman Dorn, Barbara J. Shircliffe
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (x, 217 pages)
Contents Introduction : schools as imagined communities / Barbara J. Shircliffe, Sherman Dorn, and Deirdre Cobb-Roberts -- Education in an imagined community : lessons from Brook Farm / Vicki L. Eaklor -- Crafting community : Hartford Public High School in the nineteenth century / Melissa Ladd Teed -- Student-community voices : memories of access versus treatment at University of Illinois / Deidre Cobb-Roberts -- From isolation to imagined communities of LGBT school workers : activism in the 1970s / Jackie M. Blount -- School and community loss, yet still imagined in the oral history of school segregation in Tampa, Florida / Barbara J. Shircliffe -- Imagined communities and special education / Sherman Dorn -- The Glover School historic site : rekindling the spirit of an African American school community / Elgin Klugh
Summary As the US federal government forces states to create centralized systems of accountability, the notion of a 'community' school becomes less and less defined by decisions on core curriculum. Yet, the idea of a school as community survives through the local politics of education or the policies of magnet and charter schools with small student populations. This collection will explore the extent to which our collective notions of school-community relations have prevented us from speaking openly about the tensions created when we imagine schools as communities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Community and school -- United States -- History.
Education -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Cobb-Roberts, Deirdre.
Dorn, Sherman.
Shircliffe, Barbara J.
LC no. 2005050211
ISBN 128136956X
1403982937 (electronic bk.)
9781403982933 (electronic bk.)