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A school of our own : parents, power, and community at the East Harlem Block Schools / Tom Roderick; foreword by William C. Ayres

Main Author Roderick, Tom Secondary Author Ayres, William C. Country Estados Unidos. Publication New York : Teachers College Press, cop. 2001 Description X, 179 p. : il. ; 23 cm Series Teaching for social justice series ISBN 0-8077-4156-6 CDU 37.018.26
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A School of Our Own shows how in 1965 a group of Puerto Rican "homemakers" created better schools for their children and built a community that enabled many adults to transform their lives. Including both educational and political struggles, this engaging story addresses timely topics like: how to provide good early childhood education in a way that simultaneously strengthens families; how to create an organization strongly committed to countering race, class, and gender prejudice and discrimination; how to strengthen civil society and engage people in public life; and how to eliminate poverty-specifically, how to address the unfinished business left by the 1996 "reform" of welfare.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. viii)
  • Acknowledgments (p. ix)
  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • 1. Beginnings (p. 7)
  • 2. Our Children Have Their Own School (p. 25)
  • 3. Power to the Parents (p. 47)
  • 4. The Block Nurseries Under Day Care (p. 70)
  • 5. Battling the System, Part I (p. 98)
  • 6. Battling the System, Part II (p. 121)
  • 7. Political Setbacks, Personal Victories (p. 144)
  • 8. Lessons from the Block Schools (p. 159)
  • References (p. 173)
  • Index (p. 175)
  • About the Author (p. 180)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Tom Roderick worked full-time at the East Harlem Block Schools from 1968 to 1975 as teacher-director of the East Harlem Day School. He is now the executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility Metropolitan Area.

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