New hope for urban high schools : cultural reform, moral leadership, and community partnership / Lisa Gonsalves and John Leonard ; foreword by Lee Teitel.

"The authors illustrate the history of high school reform and develop a case for the necessity of cultural reform by taking an intimate look at one very typical urban high school - Dorchester High School in Boston. Dorchester High faced trends, policies, and challenges similar to those of high...

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Main Author: Gonsalves, Lisa.
Other Authors: Leonard, John 1948-
Format: Book
Published: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, [2007]
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : reforming our most troubled urban high schools
  • Demographics, discrimination, and decline : the destruction of Dorchester High 1945 to 1970
  • The fragmentation of culture and community : the long, slow decline of Dorchester High School 1969 to 1982
  • Help is on the way : the community comes to Dorchester High School 1982 to 1989
  • Reports from the circus : the community goes after the school committee 1982 to 1991
  • Back to square one at Dorchester High School 1989 to 1995
  • The community returns to Dorchester High School 1996 to 1999
  • Betrayals and betrayals : the last years of Dorchester High School : 1999 to 2003
  • Learning how to educate together : the hope and promise of small high schools 2003 to 2006
  • A conceptual framework for enacting cultural reform in struggling urban high schools : re-engaging the community
  • School culture and school partnerships
  • Consider the challenges of urban adolescents
  • The ecological systems model and the development of the school leader
  • School values and moral authority.