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Gittell, Marilyn

Works: 58 works in 172 publications in 1 language and 8,450 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LC5131, 370.19348
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Most widely held works by Marilyn Gittell
Strategies for school equity : creating productive schools in a just society by Marilyn Gittell( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together ideas and strategies of prominent advocates of school reform. Discussing their experiences, especially in urban schools, in forming coalitions, framing court cases, and dealing with state politics in New Jersey, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Alabama, Kentucky, and Washington, the contributors to this collection explore what succeeded and what failed in the search for educational equity. Contributions explore constitutional issues and legal reform, the political agenda of education in selected states, stakeholders for equity reform, and engaging the community. After the introduction, "The Ends and the Means in Education Policy" (Marilyn Gittell and Laura McKenna), the following chapters are included: (1) "Post-'Brown' School Finance Reform" (Kirk Vandersall); (2) "School Finance Reform and the Alabama Experience" (Helen Herschkoff); (3) "Intradistrict Resource Disparities: a Problem Crying Out for a Solution" (Peter D. Roos); (4) "More than Equal: New Jersey's Quality Education Act" (Thomas Corcoran and Nathan Scovronick); (5) "The Role of State Legislatures in School Finance Reform: Looking Backward and Looking Ahead" (John Augenblick); (6) "Steady Work: The Courts and School Finance Reform in New Jersey (Margaret E. Goertz); (7) "Charter Schools and Tax Reform in Michigan" (Thomas Vitullo-Martin); (8) "Necessary but Not Sufficient: Moving from School Finance Reform to Education Reform in Washington State" (Martha Darling); (9) "School Reform in New York and Chicago: Revisiting the Ecology of Local Games" (Marilyn Gittell); (10)"Linking Civic Capacity and Human Capital Formation" (Clarence N. Stone); (11) "Power and Perseverance: Organizing for Change in Texas" (Albert Cortez); (12) "The Prichard Committee and Kentucky School Reform" (Robert F. Sexton); and (13) "Advocacy To Restructure the Chicago Public Schools through State Legislation" (Donald R. Moore). A conclusion "Creating School Reform Agenda for the Twenty-first Century" by Marilyn Gittell, brings the various themes together. Each chapter contains references. Part 1 (chapters 1-4) contains an appendix, "The Courts and Equity: a State-by-State Overview." (Sld)
City life, 1865-1900; views of urban America by Ann Cook( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-century photographs, documents, and writings vividly contrast immigrant and upper-class lifestyles while illuminating the characteristics of urban transportation, architecture, social structure, and politics
Confrontation at Ocean Hill-Brownsville; the New York school strikes of 1968 by Maurice R Berube( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of documents and analyses of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville controversy attempts to provide an accurate record of the circumstances of that confrontation." There are sections devoted to community control and decentralization in New York City, the due process issue raised by the teacher's union, and anti-semitism and racism. Each section follows the same format--an opening editorial summary followed by pertinent documents and analyses representing various viewpoints. A brief chronology supplies an account of events from September, 1966 to November, 1968. Also included is an article on urban school reform in the 1970's by one of the editors. (Nh)
Community control and the urban school by Mario D Fantini( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of urban education by Marilyn Gittell( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a compilation of readings on the politics of urban education. Topics covered are community power structure, community control, school segregation, decision making in school desegregation, obstacles to desegregation in New York City and leaders in public education. Professionalism and bureaucracy versus community control, critiques of elitest theories of democracy, educational systems in Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and school governance and reform (the Bundy Plan, and critiques of Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. systems) are also discussed. Finally, the New York Civil Liberties Union report on the Ocean Hill-Brownsville controversy is critically examined. (Kg)
Decentralization: achieving reform by Mario D Fantini( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demands for urban decentralization and community control are indexes of the inaccessibility, irresponsibility, and unresponsiveness of the institutions of urban government in the 1970'S. How and why these institutions have become the focus of such widespread dissatisfaction can be understood only in the total context of urban politics in America, particularly those of the last several decades. Some view decentralization simply as an administrative device. Others insist that decentralization plans embody a design for meaningful shifts in power from central agencies to local communities. The concern here is primarily with the larger cities and relates to the latter conception of decentralization. All the efforts at school reform over the last two decades have suffered from the same malaise--they sought fundamental institutional change in a system that has become so resistant to change that it sees every action as a threat to established power. As dissatisfaction becomes more acute, the tendency has been to bow out of the system rather than to battle with it. If the evidence of the vital role of teacher and student attitudes as the major input to educational output is seriously regarded, minimal programs and/or central system adjustments can never work. Long-range programs and more selective staff recruitment are essential. (Author/JM)
Educating an urban population by Marilyn Gittell( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Limits to citizen participation : the decline of community organizations by Marilyn Gittell( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Participants and participation; a study of school policy in New York City by Marilyn Gittell( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 3-year study of decision making in the new york city schools explores the political forces affecting educational policy and evaluates the relative openness of the system. Policy makers include the board of education, 31 local school boards, the superintendent, the head office staff, the field staff (principals, assistant principals, district superintendents, and department chairmen), a headquarters supervisory group, local district superintendents, supervisory associations, the teachers' union, local civic and interest groups, and the city's press. As policy-formulation for an increasingly complex school system has demanded more specialized knowledge, power has shifted from the board to professionals in the system and to special interest groups. Curriculum development and budgeting are almost completely controlled by the headquarters supervisory bureaucracy. In the selection of the superintendent, the board of education plays a primary role. The determiners of salary policy include the mayor and special interest groups as participants. Problems concerning integration have prompted the active involvement of special interest groups, further breaking the monopoly of power vested in the small core of superintendents, boards, and school bureaucracies. Suggestions for decentralizing the system include (1) developing educational parks, (2) strengthening local school boards, (3) decentralizing economic administration into local school districts, and (4) replacing the present single district with several coordinated smaller districts. These suggestions are applied to the five boroughs of new york city. This document is also available from the center for urban education, 33 W. 42 st., New york, N.Y. 10036, for $1.00. (jk)
Six urban school districts; a comparative study of institutional response: Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis by Marilyn Gittell( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local control in education: three demonstration school districts in New York City by Marilyn Gittell( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School boards and school policy; an evaluation of decentralization in New York City by Marilyn Gittell( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was it like? : When your grandparents were your age by Ann Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and more than one hundred photographs describe life in the United States during the 1920's and 30's
Social capital and social citizenship( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State technical assistance to local governments : a review of selected state services by William L Frederick( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Increasing the participation of women and minorities in educational research and development : final report by Marilyn Gittell( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The procedures and outcomes of community research training programs whose participants were mostly women and minority students in Boston, Los Angeles, and Atlanta are examined in this report. Each training program consisted of two phases with emphases on the development of basic research skills and field work experience in community organizations. The discussion of the first phase describes efforts to place participant-observers in recognized academic programs and to develop a model community-research curriculum based on training activities. The second phase is described as a redirection of attention to the learners, not the institutions of learning, which entailed working closely with community organizations engaged in research. The results suggested that community research training should be conducted through community organizations without the requirement of affiliation with a university program. Included in this report is a manual developed for organizations and individuals who wish to engage in research and train themselves. Three appendices contain the core curriculum developed by the program, a handbook on the funding of research, and information about nontraditional programs for community researchers. (Jcd)
Demonstration for social change; an experiment in local control by Marilyn Gittell( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This evaluative history of New York City's recent experiments in public education documents three projects: Ocean Hill-Brownsville, is 201, and Two Bridges. This study employs a process oriented and a qualitative methodology which relies most on field observation and participant-observers. The Institute study observed the new community boards, their composition and the effect of their involvement on the participants, and their clients--the parents and students. The researchers ascertained the efficacy of board members through interviews and questionnaries, and of parents through random survey. The rest of the evaluation concerns the impact of participation on policy. Student attitudes were also studied. (Author/JW)
Women creating social capital and social change : a study of women-led community development organizations by Marilyn Gittell( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School decentralization and school policy in New York City by Marilyn Gittell( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School decentralization in New York City has been avidly watched nationally by educators and governmental decision makers. School decentralization was regarded as a necessary reform, if not a panacea and has had a long history. For three decades, educational reports stressed the need to divide large urban school districts into smaller more efficient units. The decade of the sixties witnessed several important studies, among them being Mayor Lindsay's attempts to obtain a legislative mandate to decentralize city schools, and the Bundy Report. In reviewing the history and present status of decentralization in New York City, several questions arise: How did the school decentralization law affect the recruitment and selection of board members? How did the legal matrix set the conditions for community boards to function? And, finally, how did these community boards pursue their policies in three key areas--personnel, budget, and curriculum? In addressing itself to these questions, this report comes up with some recommendations for legislative changes in decentralization law. (Authors/SB)
Governing the public schools : educational decision-making and its financial implications in New York City by Marilyn Gittell( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Strategies for school equity : creating productive schools in a just society
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Gittell, Marilyn

Gittell, Marilyn J. 1931-

Jacobs, Marilyn Audrey

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