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A Call to the Village: Retooling Public Schools

A Call to the Village: Retooling Public Schools

by Wana L. DuhartWana L. Duhart


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A Call to the Village is a road map for developing collaborative strategies that integrate the knowledge, ideas, expertise, resources, networks, and systems of the nonprofit, private, public, and religious sectors in the transformation of elementary and secondary schools. While most books on school reform focus on micro-issues such as curricula, administration, special needs, standards and accountability, as well as school choice, this book focuses on the building and implementation of strategic partnerships across sectors via cross-sectoral collaboration. Combining successful strategies from the organizational and strategic coherence of the private sector, the spiritual and moral stewardship of the religious sector, the local and social service focuses of the nonprofit sector, and the public sector's mandate to provide equitable public goods, Duhart offers a comprehensive and practical guide for retooling America's public schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578866359
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 08/21/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Wana L. Duhart has more than two decades of practical experience which span the nonprofit, private, public, and religious sectors and includes serving as a finance and accounting professional in independent schools, a multinational financial institution, a Big 4 accounting firm, private corporations, a public university, and a local church. She is the founder and CEO of Trahud Enterprises, an education consulting firm, (

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Cross-sectoral Collaboration Chapter 2 The Paradigm Shift in Elementary and Secondary Education Chapter 3 Strategic Alternatives: Market- Versus Systemic-Based Reform Chapter 4 Benefits of Cross-Sectoral Collaboration Chapter 5 Implementation Challenges and Realities Chapter 6 Beyond the Walls of the "Church" Chapter 7 The Prominence of the Nonprofit Community Chapter 8 Maximizing Stakeholder Value in Education Chapter 9 The Quandary of the Public Sector

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