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Intergroup Contact: Arizona School District and Charter School Leaders

Abstract Arizona’s district and charter communities have a history of conflict, including working against each other when advocating policy positions at the state legislature. The purpose of this research was to improve the relationship between the district and charter communities through an intervention based on intergroup contact theory. Through her personal network, the researcher formed and facilitated the Arizona Initiative for Public Education Dialogue (AZ iPED), comprised of eight district superintendents and charter leaders. This mixed-methods, action research study explored what happened when Arizona school district superintendents and charter school leaders were brought through intergroup contact to discuss potential policies they could jo... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Johnson, Jody L. (Author) / Jordan, Michelle E (Advisor) / Koro-Ljungberg, Mirka (Committee member) / McGlohon, Debra L (Committee member) / Aportela, Anabel (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Education / Peace studies / Social research / Allophilia / Charter schools / Collective narratives / Intergroup conflict / Intergroup contact / School district and charter school relations
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 205 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Leadership and Innovation 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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