Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Transformation or reform of public schools may be seen as a product of dual divergent forces - one rooted in the ideology of provider and the other arising from collective self-help initiatives for community self-determination. This paper explores, from a personal as well as community perspective, the socio-political underpinnings of creating a public school focused on human rights and the development of the community that gave it birth. It reveals the influences and principles that shaped my life as a community activist as well as the critical events in the history of El Puente ( a community-based organization ) that challenges me to lead, design and establish a "New Visions" public school.
Lucerna, F. (1996). A Call to Movement: Reflections of an Activist as Educator. New York : Bank Street College of Education. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/independent-studies/277