Building Community in Schools / Edition 1

Building Community in Schools / Edition 1

by Thomas J. Sergiovanni
     
 

"Sergiovanni documents cases of schools that have successfully reinvented themselves in order to establish a sense of 'community' as the foundation for all curriculum and instruction decisions.... Teachers, administrators, teacher educators, and communities seeking advice and motivation for restructuring schools for the 21st century would be well advised to consult

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"Sergiovanni documents cases of schools that have successfully reinvented themselves in order to establish a sense of 'community' as the foundation for all curriculum and instruction decisions.... Teachers, administrators, teacher educators, and communities seeking advice and motivation for restructuring schools for the 21st century would be well advised to consult this work."—Choice"Provides the practitioner with both a theoretical blueprint with which to build learning communities and a rich supply of benchmark illustrations to use as prototypes.... thought-provoking and challenging."—NASSP Bulletin"Sergiovanni is the leading writer in pushing us deeper and deeper toward understanding and creating a 'community of learners.'"—Michael Fullan, dean of education, University of Toronto"Sergiovanni does not just extol the virtues of educational communities. Through rich and vivid portraits, he conveys what they are like and how we might create them."—Howard Gardner, professor of education and co-director of Project Zero, Harvard University. Both in and out of schools, people are experiencing a loss of community. In this book, Thomas J. Sergiovanni explains why a sense of community is so vital to the success of any school and shows teachers, parents, and administrators what they can do to rebuild it. Filled with case studies and other school examples, Building Community in Schools provides the necessary intellectual framework for understanding the need to create communities that are inclusive, meaningful, and democratic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787950446
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/17/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
330,414
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

THOMAS J. SERGIOVANNI is Lillian Radford Professor of Education and Administration, senior fellow at the Center for Educational Leadership, and founder of the Trinity Principal's Center at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of several books, including The Lifeworld of Leadership, Leadership for the Schoolhouse, and Moral Leadership.

Table of Contents

Preface
The Author
1Changing Our Theory of Schooling1
2Relationships in Communities15
3Emerging School Communities34
4Understanding Our Need for Community54
5Becoming a Purposeful Community71
6Using Curriculum to Build Community96
7The Classroom as Democratic Community117
8Becoming a Professional Community139
9Becoming a Community of Learners154
10Becoming a Community of Leaders169
11The Challenge of Leadership190
References205
Index215

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