Cases on Strategic Partnerships for Resilient Communities and Schools

Cases on Strategic Partnerships for Resilient Communities and Schools

Ursula Thomas (Perimeter College, Georgia State University, USA)
Release Date: April, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 339
ISBN13: 9781799832850|ISBN10: 1799832856|EISBN13: 9781799832874|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3285-0


As the importance of public education increases both globally and nationally, partnerships between schools and their community become key to each other's success. Examining the intersection of schools with their communities reveals the most effective strategies for supporting school populations that are traditionally marginalized or underserved in both rural and urban areas.

Cases on Strategic Partnerships for Resilient Communities and Schools is an essential publication that uncovers the problems and pitfalls of creating strategic partnerships between schools and other members of the community in which the schools are situated that include for-profit businesses, not-for-profit entities, and private organizations. The book reveals that schools that are thriving effectively do not do so in isolation but as vibrant members and centers of the communities in which they serve students and families. Moreover, it examines the difficulty in advocating for the schools and the leadership of the schools within these communities so that they can be better served. Highlighting a wide range of topics including leadership, community-based outreach, and school advocacy, this book is ideally designed for teachers, school administrators, principals, school boards and committees, non-profit administrators, educational advocates, leadership faculty, community engagement directors, community outreach personnel, entrepreneurs, researchers, academicians, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical Outreach
  • Community Building
  • Community-Based Outreach
  • Intervention
  • Leadership
  • Mentorship
  • Nonprofit Partners
  • School Advocacy
  • Service Learning
  • Strategy and Marketing

Reviews and Testimonials

"This book is highly recommended for colleges of education that offer teacher preparation, educational leadership, and education policy courses and degree programs...This book would be an effective tool for field placement and observation courses where students are gaining their first experiences examining the intricate process of planning curriculum and instruction for diverse learners in at-opportunity communities."

– Dr. Katherine Perrotta, Mercer University, USA

"The book provides excellent examples of partnerships, agencies, and communities who have said that the status quo is not enough, and efforts need to be created in order for children to experience supportive schools and communities in order to succeed in life."

– Prof. Linda Taylor, Ball State University, USA

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ursula Thomas is currently the Associate Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science-Online and Associate Professor of Education at Georgia State University. Her research interests include early childhood, social justice, culturally relevant pedagogy, cultural mediation, gender issues in curriculum and teaching, service learning, technology and leadership. She has been in the field of education for 25 years. She has served GAEYC, NAEYC and NAECTE as well as local, statewide and national teams and advisory boards