Place-Based School Reform as Method of Creating Shared Urban Spaces: What is It, and What Does it Mean for Universities?
Keywords:School reform, University community partnership, Neighborhoods, Social inequality, Community schools.
In this article, a layered conceptual framework for “place-based school reform” is presented as a way to link the concept of school reform and neighborhood development. Because many universities have been involved in community-school-university partnerships, the university community engagement literature will be connected to this increasingly attractive concept that seeks to both improve academic outcomes and to link a schooling system to a neighborhood. Implications for universities seeking to co-create urban shared spaces are discussed.
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