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    The Evolution of Community Education

    Content and Mission

    Charles V. Willie
    Informed by his work with schools and communities for over thirty-five years, Charles Willie, a sociologist and well-known scholar in the field of community education, provides an overview of the emergence and contributions of community education. He presents a theory of complementarity in which interdependence and reciprocity contribute to the advancement of both individuals and groups. He uses this theory to challenge the generally asserted dichotomy of educational excellence versus equity. The Controlled Choice student assignment plans he developed with Michael Alves illustrate his theory of complementarity in practice. From his own work, Willie presents a comparative analysis of districts in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Charleston, South Carolina. Willie leaves the reader with the challenge faced by those who study community education: to simultaneously enhance the individual and advance the community.

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    Summer 2000 Issue

    Abstracts

    Blind Vision
    Unlearning Racism in Teacher Education
    Marilyn Cochran-Smith
    The Evolution of Community Education
    Content and Mission
    Charles V. Willie

    Book Notes

    Dialogic Inquiry
    By Gordon Wells

    Coming of Age in Academe
    By Jane Roland Martin

    An Overview of Writing Assessment
    By Willa Wolcott, with Sue Legg

    Native American Higher Education in the United States
    By Cary Michael Carney

    Common Purpose
    By Lisbeth B. Schorr

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