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Warren is a sociologist concerned with the revitalization of American democratic and community life. He is a leading expert in the study of contemporary community organizing. Warren studies efforts to strengthen institutions that anchor low-income communities – public schools, religious congregations and other community-based organizations – and to build broad-based alliances among these institutions and across race and social class. He undertakes collaborative research with community-based organizations in order to identify models for school-community collaborations that can integrate education reform with community development initiatives. Find more information about Warren and his research on his personal website.
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Argues that collaborative, community-engaged scholarship (CCES) must meet high standards of rigor if it is to be useful to support equity-oriented, social justice agendas. Discusses the importance or relationship building and trust in addressing the tensions that can arise between the demands of knowledge production and action-oriented social change.
Features voices from the frontlines of a new movement for educational justice that is growing across the United States. Recounts organizers' and activists' journeys to movement building, lifts up victories and successes, and offers practical organizing strategies and community-based alternatives to traditional education reform and privatization.