altIgRacism, Research, and Educational Reform adds to the knowledge base on educational reform, through individual, personal voices. Describing the complexities of multiple levels of engagement, it provides more accessible reading for teachers and the general public than most reform texts. This book also adds to the literature about multiple K-16 partnerships; collaborations between mainstream universities and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU); cross-district school system collaborations; the impact of racism on school reform efforts; communication problems in school collaborations; parent and teacher struggles for equal engagement; and issues of parental equity in school communities of diverse ethnic families.A primary focus and unique contribution of the current research was to extend prior investigations by revealing the perceptions ... Interviews of caregivers of children in both fifth and sixth grades revealed their understandings of their role in the transition from elementary to middle school. ... student essays, teacher questionnaires, and other existing records (i.e., attendance, behavioral reports, and grades).
|Title||:||Racism, Research, and Educational Reform|
|Author||:||Joanne Kilgour Dowdy, Joan T. Wynne|
|Publisher||:||Peter Lang - 2005|