Activist Scholar: Selected Works of Marilyn Gittell by Ross J. Gittell, Kathe Newman

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By Ross J. Gittell, Kathe Newman

Activist student: chosen Works of Marilyn Gittell good points seminal writings through Marilyn Gittell, a preface by means of Sara Miller McCune (Founder and government Chairman, SAGE Publications), a basic advent by means of Ross Gittell and Kathe Newman, and half introductions by way of Ross Gittell, Kathe Newman, Maurice Berube, and Nancy Naples. The half introductions spotlight the most important parts of analysis Marilyn Gittell championed and supply insightful context for the articles that keep on with. as well as exploring Marilyn Gittell's groundbreaking study, this booklet serves as a bridge to present and destiny community-based city study that advances citizen participation and empowerment.

Marilyn Gittell was a well known student and social activist. A graduate of Brooklyn university (BA) and long island collage (PhD), she held her first school appointment at Queens collage (1960–1973) prior to serving as affiliate Provost (1973–1978) at Brooklyn university. She then joined the school of town college of recent York's Graduate heart (1978–2010) as Professor of Political technological know-how. She helped release and was once the founding editor of Urban Affairs Quarterly, the prime educational magazine within the box of city research.

Activist Scholar highlights Professor Gittell's writings on group businesses, citizen participation, city politics, the politics of schooling, and gender. She really good in utilized and comparative learn on neighborhood, neighborhood, nationwide, and foreign regulations and politics, and put a excessive precedence on education researchers and students. Marilyn Gittell used to be a mentor to hundreds of thousands of scholars within the urban college of latest York procedure, and her legacy of activism maintains as her scholars, now at the colleges of universities around the country, interact in very important paintings globally.

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Flavin, M. Rosentraub, A. Speier, & D. Tatge). (1973). School boards and school policy: An evaluation of decentralization in New York City. New York, NY: Praeger. Gittell, M. (1991). Women on welfare: Education and work. In L. ), Women, work and school: Occupational segregation and the role of education (pp. 168–181). Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Gittell, M. (1994, September). School reform in New York and Chicago: Revisiting the ecology of local games. Urban Affairs Quarterly, pp. 136–151. Gittell, M.

New York, NY: Praeger. Dahl, R. (1961). Who governs? New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Gittell, M. (1967). Participants and participation: A study of school policy in New York City. New York: Praeger. Gittell, M. (1971). Education: The decentralization–community control controversy. In J. Bellush & S. M. ), Race and politics in New York City: Five studies in policy-making (pp. 134–163). New York, NY: Praeger. Gittell, M. (with M. Berube, F. Gottfried, M. Guttentag, & A. Speier). (1972). Local control in education: Three demonstration school districts in New York City.

The public has only recently become aware of this failure. Most of America’s schools function behind a curtain of ignorance. Scant information is available on the achievements of pupils, and educators bitterly resist a national assessment, although, under pressure from civil rights groups, educators in some cities have begun to disclose the results of standardized tests. , pupils in four out of five schools perform below national norms. In the black ghetto, the figures are even more stark: nearly 85 per cent of Harlem school children are more than two years behind the norm in reading and, in one recent year, only thirteen Harlem youngsters in the only high school in Harlem received an academic diploma.

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