Building Community in Schools / Edition 1

Building Community in Schools / Edition 1

by Thomas J. Sergiovanni
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0787950440

ISBN-13: 9780787950446

Pub. Date: 09/17/1999

Publisher: Wiley

"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

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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

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.

Product Details

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

Table of Contents

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

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