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Overview

"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.

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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

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Sergiovanni (education and administration, Trinity University) explains why a sense of community is vital to the success of any school and shows teachers, parents, and administrators what they can do to create school communities that are inclusive, meaningful, and democratic. He describes case studies and examples of schools that have successfully reinvented themselves in order to establish a sense of community as the foundation for all curriculum and instruction decisions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787950446
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/17/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 576,147
  • 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.

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Table of Contents

Changing Our Theory of Schooling.

Relationships in Communities.

Emerging School Communities.

Understanding Our Need for Community.

Becoming a Purposeful Community.

Using Curriculum to Build Community.

The Classroom as Democratic Community.

Becoming a Professional Community.

Becoming a Community of Learners.

Becoming a Community of Leaders.

The Challenge of Leadership.

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