Professional Doctorate in Educational Leadership (ProDEL)
School of Education
Gretchen G. Generett
Rick R. McCown
engagement, family, school and community networks, marginalization, parental involvement, social justice and public school systems, underrepresentation
The call for action described and supported in this dissertation in practice focuses on the complex issue of parental engagement. It looks closely at African American families and community members being marginalized by urban public school settings. This work provides a clear analysis of causal explanation for institutional barriers and perceptions that exist in schools. This dissertation in practice contains a road map and suggestions for urban educational leaders who intend to improve the conditions of engagement between families, communities and school officials by removing negative barriers and perceptions that exist. In sum, the work outlines a plan for how educational leaders and community stakeholders can collaboratively engage and improve parental engagement by clearly executing a design for action.
Fitzpatrick, S. (2015). The Underrepresentation of Marginalizied Parents in Family-School-Community Networks: A Matter of Social Justice in Urban Public School Systems (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://ddc.duq.edu/etd/96