Gentrification and Schools examines the school choice process of Gentry Parents - white, middle and upper-middle class, highly-educated parents living in gentrifying neighborhoods - to determine how, through the compounding effect of their many individual choices, a segregated urban school in a gentrifying neighborhood is able to transform into an integrated school, a process Jennifer Burns Stillman calls "tipping in." This book uses data from 52 formal interviews of Gentry Parents in three different gentrifying/gentrified neighborhoods in New York City, and data from dozens of informal interviews and observations of Gentry Parents on playgrounds, school tours, and in pre-school cubby rooms.
Series: Education Policy
Number Of Pages: 218
Published: 21st August 2012
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.3 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.454