Creating Engagement between Schools and their Communities: Lessons from Educational Leaders addresses how educational leaders have made efforts to reconnect their schools to their communities and the varied goals they achieved. The contributors of this book are educational leaders who have stayed committed to their neighborhoods and who have seen the moral imperative to provide equal opportunity to all students. This book shares their experiences, particularly looking at community-based schools in urban, impoverished, or immigrant communities-communities that often are disconnected from the political and economic centers of the country.
Ted Purinton is dean of the Graduate School of Education at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Carlos Azcoitia is distinguished professor of practice at National Louis University in Chicago.
Contents Chapter 1: What is a Community-focused Leader? Ted Purinton & Carlos Azcoitia Chapter 2: Building Local Academic Identity Ted Purinton & Carlos Azcoitia Chapter 3: Boundary-crossing Leadership for Community Schools Martin Blanks Chapter 4: Leading through Community-based Partnerships Chris Brown Chapter 5: Academic Achievement and the Community Schools Model Mary A. Ronan Chapter 6: The Rural Solution: How Community Schools Can Reinvigorate Rural Education Dorris Terry Williams Chapter 7: Leading STEM in the Community School Setting Judith Dymond Chapter 8: Preparing Aspiring Leaders for Community School Leadership Karen Carlson Chapter 9: Evaluating Community School Leadership Adeline Ray, Daniel Diehl, & Neil Naftzger Chapter 10: Succession Planning for Community School Leadership-A Personal Reflection Francisco Borras References About the Contributors