Public Schools That Work: Creating Community / Edition 1

Public Schools That Work: Creating Community / Edition 1

by Gregory A. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 041590577X

ISBN-13: 9780415905770

Pub. Date: 12/06/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Public Schools That Work addresses 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

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Public Schools That Work addresses 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415905770
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/06/1993
Series:
Critical Social Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introduction
Introduction: Schools and the Maintenance of Community1
1Community: An Alternative School Accomplishment23
2Creating a School That Honors the Traditions of a Culturally Diverse Student Body: La Escuela Fratney45
3The Denali Project68
4Building Community in an Alternative Secondary School86
5Building a Community by Involving Students in the Governance of the School101
6Empowering Students to Shape Their Own Learning129
7Linking Classrooms and Communities: The Health and Media Academies in Oakland155
8International High School: How Work Works178
9Turning In: Community Schools as Enclaves197
10Schools in Communities: New Ways to Work Together215
Index247
Contributors253

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