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Announcement: Peer-reviewed Urban Education special issue on community-based reforms

Call for Papers FLYER FINISHED_2013

Dr. Sonya Horsford, faculty at University of Nevada Las Vegas, and I will lead a peer-reviewed special issue to be published by Urban Education to examine community-based reforms and their implications for educational policy and accountability.

Over the past several decades, there have been many, many community-based approaches in education that have shown promise. Recently, critiques of how community-based reforms, such as parent trigger, can be co-opted have come to the forefront in the policy discussion. To consider this and other concerns, this issue will include scholarship from diverse theoretical, methodological, and analytical perspectives on community-based reform efforts.

One potential topic of interest for the special issue is Community-Based Accountability, an alternative to the current top-down conception of No Child Left Behind. Here are an Executive Summary and the Key Features of Community-Based Accountability. Please forward and circulate widely. These are living documents and will be revised as feedback and comments occur.

Considering the saliency of community-based reforms in the currently policy and reform environment,  We look forward to reading your submissions. Please post, link, email and disseminate widely this special issue call.

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About Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig (668 Articles)
Julian Vasquez Heilig is an award-winning researcher and teacher. He is currently a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State Sacramento.

2 Comments on Announcement: Peer-reviewed Urban Education special issue on community-based reforms

  1. Terrance Green would be a good person to ask to contribute to this issue. Awesome topic and I look forward to you and Sonya’s product.

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  2. I strongly support the notion that accountability is community-based. Back in 1994 I co-authored a paper with Paul LeMahieu for the National Governors Association. You can find it at http://www.aecf.org/upload/publicationfiles/transforming%20%20education%20agencies.pdf

    Sadly, it seems to have influenced no one, for state departments of education went ahead with their top-down initiatives.

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