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Public Schools That Work : Creating Community - Gregory A. Smith

Public Schools That Work

Creating Community

By: Gregory A. Smith (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1994
ISBN: 9780415905770
Number Of Pages: 256

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"Public Schools That Work" discusses the efforts of teachers, administrators, and parents to develop alternative educational models capable of overcoming the alienation and intellectual disengagement that have become so common in American schools.
Educators working in some of the best alternative elementary and secondary schools across the country recount their attempts to create systems which will educate diverse populations in their customs and heritages, involve parents and community leaders in decisions related to the life of their schools, and involve students in their communities by encouraging participation in a variety of civic projects. By being rooted in their local social environment, these schools demonstrate the transformative potential of education to return power and authority to those individuals attempting to reconstruct and humanize the institutions within which they must learn and teach.
"Public Schools That Work" includes contributions from: Gregory A. Smith, Mary Anne Raywid, Robert Peterson, David Magstrom, Dave Lehman, Tom Gregory, Mary Ellen Sweeney, Arnold Langberg, Larry F. Guthrie, Grace Pung Guthrie, Terrill Bush, Robert B. Everhart, and Toni Haas. Their accounts will inform policymakers, school administrators, teachers and parents who are concerned with making schools into places characterized by intellectual vitality, personal support and strong connections to the broader environment in which they are embedded.

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"The text is recommended for courses on educational change, restructuring, community relations, and educational policy and analysis. In addition, it makes a good addition as a reference and professional source for one's own library." -"Research and Reflection: A Journal of Educational Praxis

Series Editor's Introduction
Introduction: Schools and the Maintenance of Communityp. 1
Community: An Alternative School Accomplishmentp. 23
Creating a School That Honors the Traditions of a Culturally Diverse Student Body: La Escuela Fratneyp. 45
The Denali Projectp. 68
Building Community in an Alternative Secondary Schoolp. 86
Building a Community by Involving Students in the Governance of the Schoolp. 101
Empowering Students to Shape Their Own Learningp. 129
Linking Classrooms and Communities: The Health and Media Academies in Oaklandp. 155
International High School: How Work Worksp. 178
Turning In: Community Schools as Enclavesp. 197
Schools in Communities: New Ways to Work Togetherp. 215
Indexp. 247
Contributorsp. 253
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415905770
ISBN-10: 041590577X
Series: Critical Social Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st December 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1

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