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School, Family and Neighborhood: The Theory and Practice of School-Community Relations


reviewed by Alfred Kahn - 1975

coverTitle: School, Family and Neighborhood: The Theory and Practice of School-Community Relations
Author(s): Eugene Litwak and Henry J. Meyer
Publisher: Columbia University Press, New York
ISBN: , Pages: 303, Year: 1974
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School, Family and Neighborhood: The Theory and Practice of School-Community Relations Eugene Litwak and Henry J. Meyer. New York: Columbia University Press, 1974. $11.00. 300 pp. Alfred J. Kahn Columbia University, New York Michigan and Columbia students have for some years been coming out of the Meyer and Litwak classrooms with new analytical tools from social science for addressing the transactions between bureaucracies and primary groups, especially between schools and families, schools and local communities. Readers of sociological journals have had exposure to the data and studies out of which some of the theories have emerged. Now, in one clear and well-written work, the authors present their core ideas and findings in the form of several background chapters and a section of elaboration which often reads like a practice-text or a manual. It is hard to imagine any professional school that can ignore this book whether in social work, education, counseling, medicine, or psychology. This... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 77 Number 1, 1975, p. 134-136
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12726, Date Accessed: 3/30/2020 12:56:43 AM

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