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Robert Crowson

Professor Emeritus of Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations

Research Areas

Robert Crowson's research focuses heavily upon the study of urban school organization and administration. He has conducted ethnographic studies of urban principals and school district superintendents and has been engaged in nationwide studies of school-community relations, particularly in the domains of back-to-the-neighborhoods in school assignment, coordinated services for families and children, and relationships between community development and school reform. Dr. Crowson has edited and/or authored nine books on such topics as the school principalship, organization theory, the politics of reforming school administration, community development, and school-community relations.

His most recent publications are a book on community development and school reform and a third edition of School-Community Relations, Under Reform.