Saved by the School Community Strategy: School-Community Alliances for Promoting School Success in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods During Times of Austerity

Ana Belén Cano-Hila*, Angelina Sánchez-Martí

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Whilst there are many advocates of the notion that a fluid school-neighborhood relationship can improve education, there are gaps in the conceptual and empirical study of school and community governance models. This article analyses how two schools and social actors in two disadvantaged neighborhoods relate, collaborate, and organize to encourage school success for all students. The results make visible the origin and organizational dynamics of the school-community alliances in each community. Partnerships, based on a bottom-linked governance system at the school and community level, are a strategic approach for working together in developing a citizenry that can address both present and future challenges.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUrban Education
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted in press - 2022

Keywords

  • austerity
  • disadvantaged neighborhoods
  • governance
  • school success
  • school-community relationship
  • young people

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