Curriculum, Community, and Urban School Reform (2010)
Barry M. Franklin's book uses the concept of community as a lens for interpreting urban school reform since 1960. Focusing on the curriculum and employing case studies, he applies the concept to reform initiatives in a number of city school systems. Included are compensatory education, community control, mayoral takeovers, educational partnerships, and smaller learning communities. This comprehensive work concludes with a consideration of how we can employ the concept of cosmopolitanism to change the idea of community for a twenty-first century, globalized world and its schools.
The Death of the Comprehensive High School? Historical, Contemporary, and Comparative Perspectives (2007)
This groundbreaking volume considers the ultimate fate of the comprehensive high school as we enter the twenty-first century. Contributors consider whether the question of the high school's seeming demise is exaggerated and why it is experiencing the many problems that it does. Essays focus on the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.