Place-And Community-Based Education in Schools / Edition 1

Place-And Community-Based Education in Schools / Edition 1

by Gregory A. Smith, David Sobel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415875196

ISBN-13: 9780415875196

Pub. Date: 02/02/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Place- and community-based education – an approach to teaching and learning that starts with the local – addresses two critical gaps in the experience of many children now growing up in the United States: contact with the natural world and contact with community. It offers a way to extend young people’s attention beyond the classroom to the

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Place- and community-based education – an approach to teaching and learning that starts with the local – addresses two critical gaps in the experience of many children now growing up in the United States: contact with the natural world and contact with community. It offers a way to extend young people’s attention beyond the classroom to the world as it actually is, and to engage them in the process of devising solutions to the social and environmental problems they will confront as adults. This approach can increase students’ engagement with learning and enhance their academic achievement.

Envisioned as a primer and guide for educators and members of the public interested in incorporating the local into schools in their own communities, this book explains the purpose and nature of place- and community-based education and provides multiple examples of its practice. The detailed descriptions of learning experiences set both within and beyond the classroom will help readers begin the process of advocating for or incorporating local content and experiences into their schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415875196
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/02/2010
Series:
Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
230,049
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface viii

Acknowledgements xiv

1 The Young Achievers Science and Mathematics Pilot School 1

2 Place- and Community-based Education: Definitions and Antecedents 21

3 Why Worry about the local in the Era of No Child Left Behind? A Rationale for place- and Community-based Education 31

4 Place- and Community-based Education in Practice: Starting with Local Knowledge and Issues 43

5 Place- and Community-based Education in Practice: Starting with the Traditional Disciplines 60

6 Impact on Academic Achievement 74

7 Striving for More than lest Scores 87

8 Collaborating with Community Partners Delia Clark 102

9 Leaders as Gardeners: Creating Space for Place- and Community-based Education 114

10 No School Is an Island-Except on the Coast of Maine 130

11 Changing Schools to Embrace the Local 150

References 156

Index 161

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