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Education Policy

Gentrification and Schools

The Process of Integration When Whites Reverse Flight

Authors: Stillman, J.

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Through fifty-two interviews with New York City parents in gentrifying neighborhoods, this book examines the school choice process to determine how, through the compounding effect of these parents' many individual choices, a segregated urban school in a gentrifying neighborhood is able to transform into an integrated school.

About the authors

JENNIFER BURNS STILLMAN is a Research Analyst at the Office of Innovation in the New York City Department of Education, USA.

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"Jennifer Burns Stillman's Gentrification and Schools: The Process of Integration when Whites Reverse Flight is an excellent qualitative investigation of the perceptions of gentry parents about their children's education, the New York City schools they attend, and the processes of neighborhood and school choice. The book presents the rich voices of these parents about the challenges of sending their children to formerly segregated schools and provides an understanding of the ways in which they have contributed to school integration in New York City. Stillman provides an illuminating perspective on the views of these parents and frames them within the larger literature on gentrification, school choice, and desegregation." - Alan R. Sadovnik, Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor, Rutgers University, co-editor of Palgrave Studies in Urban Education

"In many of our big cities, gentrification is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create racially and economically diverse public schools. Seizing this opportunity will take thoughtful leadership and great sensitivity to the hopes and dreams of all stakeholders. Jennifer Burns Stillman's landmark contribution paves the way." - Michael J. Petrilli, Executive Vice President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

". . . a rich, nuanced, groundbreaking study . . . Gentrification and Schools is an outstanding, exciting book exploring a new urban frontier of racial conflict with unique fieldwork, a must read for students of integration generally and urban schooling in particular." - Journal of School Choice


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • School Integration in Gentrifying Neighborhoods

    Stillman, Jennifer Burns

    Pages 1-9

  • School Preferences and the Process of Choosing

    Stillman, Jennifer Burns

    Pages 11-31

  • Starting the Integration Process

    Stillman, Jennifer Burns

    Pages 33-50

  • Solving the Collective Action Problem

    Stillman, Jennifer Burns

    Pages 51-63

  • Retaining the Innovators and Early Adopters

    Stillman, Jennifer Burns

    Pages 65-91

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-00900-5
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Softcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-43591-3
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gentrification and Schools
Book Subtitle
The Process of Integration When Whites Reverse Flight
Authors
Series Title
Education Policy
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00900-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137009005
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-00899-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43591-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 200
Topics