Readership: Students and scholars in sociology, political science, education, and social work;
activists in social justice efforts; students preparing to work in communities of color through education; broader public interested in the state of schools in impoverished communities.
Mark R. Warren, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Karen L. Mapp, Lecturer, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, and the Community Organizing and School Reform Project , Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
Mark R. Warren is Associate Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of Fire in the Heart and Dry Bones Rattling.
Karen L. Mapp is Lecturer in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of Beyond the Bake Sale.
The Community Organizing and School Reform Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, led by Mark R. Warren and Karen L. Mapp, consists of Keith Catone, Roy Cervantes, Connie K. Chung, Cynthia Gordon, Soo Hong, Ann Ishimaru, Paul Kuttner, Meredith Mira, Thomas Nikundiwe, Soojin Oh, Kenneth Russell, Amanda Taylor, Mara Tieken, Anita Wadhwa, and Helen Westmoreland.
Preface & Acknowledgements
Introduction: A New Movement for Equity and Justice in Education
Chapter 1. How Community Organizing Works
Chapter 2. "A Match on Dry Grass"
Organizing for Great Schools in San Jose
Chapter 3. "An Appetite for Change"
Building Relational Cultures for Educational Reform and Civic Engagement in Los Angeles
Chapter 4. <"Our Strength is the Power of Our Community>"
Political Education and the Continuation of the Struggle in Denver
Chapter 5. <"Weaving a Tapestry that won't Unravel>"
The Transformation of Education in the Mississippi Delta
Chapter 6. <"Acts of Leadership>"
Building Powerful Forms of Parent Participation in Chicago
Chapter 7. <"Cement between the Bricks>"
Building Schools and Communities in New York City
Chapter 8. Building Relationships and Power to Transform Communities
Conclusion: Lessons for School Reform and Democracy-Building
Appendix A Collaborative Research Process