Title

Community Engagement in an Urban Charter School

Date of Award

2022

Degree Name

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Department

Department of Educational Administration

Advisor/Chair

James Olive

Abstract

The study examines the problem of practice of community engagement in urban charter schools. Charter schools often do not have the same access to resources or the amount of funding that traditional public schools receive. Creating partnerships with external community stakeholders is a tool that organizations can use to fill in the gap created by the inequality of funding. Part of developing community partners is increasing community engagement with the organization. Community engagement can create multiple types of supports for the students. Engaging the community and involving external stakeholders provides the organization with insight into what outcomes the community wants for the students, providing a range of voices and opportunities for the students. The study provides an action plan to create and sustain community engagement in an urban charter school and provides a framework other organizations can model.

Keywords

Education, Education Philosophy, Educational Leadership, Educational Theory, School Administration, Secondary Education, Teaching, Urban, Charter School, Community Engagement, Funds of Knowledge, Culturally Responsive, Action Research, Leadership, Service Learning, Organizational Change

Rights Statement

Copyright © 2022, author.

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