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John Rogers is an Associate Professor in UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the Director of UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education and Access (IDEA). He studies access and equity in California public schools and the role of public engagement in equity-focused school reform and civic renewal. In addition to conducting independent research and policy analysis, Rogers collaborates with educators, community activists, and young people as they design, conduct, and use research to make high-quality public schools and successful college participation routine occurrences in all communities.
Strategies for engaging urban youth, community members, and educators in equity-focused school reform; the work of John Dewey to explore the meaning of and possibilities for democratic education today; democratic leadership and the relationship between school leaders and community members.
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