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Saturday, November 19 • 12:20pm - 1:30pm
Sustainability and Community Partnerships

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Identifying and Allocating Resources for Learning Improvement: A Study of Sustainably Improving Rural Schools. Wesley Henry, University of Washington

This paper investigates administrators’ efforts in rural schools to identify and leverage resources available to them to support learning improvement. These rural administrators demonstrate sustainable achievement gains, despite diseconomies of scale, by maximizing teacher instructional time through assuming additional duties, by forging formal and informal partnerships to support student learning, and by leveraging the interconnected nature of rural communities in ways that materialize support for schools and manage the politics of resource distribution within schools.

Student Success Discourses in a Rural Cradle-to-Career Network. Sarah Zuckerman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Utilizing a framework that combines civic capacity and social movement issue framing, this study examines how local and national discourses on student success in uenced the issue framing in a rural cradle-to-career network. Such issue framing includes the identification of local problems and the development of potential solutions that serve as drives for mobilization and collective action. The ndings suggest that when multiple views are accommodated, broad frames develop, aiding mobilization but hindering collective action.

Sustainable Bridges of Collaboration. Gretchen Givens Generett, Amy Olson, James L. Foster (Duquesne University)

Examining narrative data from an annual leadership symposium, this paper addresses
the following research questions: 1. How do participants understand their own narratives of how they became social justice advocates? 2. What social and online networks are participants using to support their social justice advocacy work? 3. How do these social and online networks connect locally and to the larger Black Lives Matter movement? How can we leverage these connections to support collaboration?

Situating Trust in the Socio-Political Context of Place-Based Partnerships for Educational Equity. Amber Joy Banks, University of Washington

This literature review explores what is known about the role of race and power in building interpersonal trust and distills the implications for education partnerships that seek to build trust across racial and cultural differences. This interdisciplinary review of the scholarly literatures on interpersonal trust, education collaborations, and critical race theories lays the groundwork for education partnerships that seek to build trust among diverse stakeholders to achieve educational equity in a given neighborhood or region.

Supporting Sustainable and Sociocultural Approaches in Community Learning and School Reform. Ian Mette, University of Maine; Catharine Biddle, University of Maine; Richard Ackerman, University of Maine; John Maddaus, University of Maine; Lyn Brown, Colby College; Mark Tappan, Colby College; Andrea Mercado, University of Maine; Mark Congdon, University of Maine

In this study we investigate ways in which a community group, Transforming Rural Experiences in Education (TREE), is currently attempting to address historic inequities and reimagine possibilities in the poorest county in their state. This study highlights the willingness to address technical barriers stemming from spatial and economic marginalization yet the greater dif culty to engage in discussions of cultural support, specifically, the racial segregation and marginalization among Native Americans in their community.

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Mark Congdon Jr.

Teaching & Research Assistant, University of Maine
Mark Congdon Jr. is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Maine, where he serves as a teaching and research assistant. He is a supervisor and mentor with the Innovate for Maine Internship Fellows program, where he supports undergraduate and graduate students in developing innovative solutions to solve problems for various companies. Mark is also a research assistant with Project Reach, working... Read More →

Saturday November 19, 2016 12:20pm - 1:30pm
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center: Floor 4 - Cartier

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