Schools and Community: The Communitarian Agenda in Education

Schools and Community: The Communitarian Agenda in Education

by Dr James Arthur, Richard Bailey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0750709553

ISBN-13: 9780750709552

Pub. Date: 12/01/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Communitarianism, as a movement, is clearly a dominant theme within New Labour's educational policy. How does this affect education and the life and work of schools?
Research has shown that there is a correlation between academic achievement and the strength of community life and awareness within a school. The aim of this book, therefore, is to introduce

Overview

Communitarianism, as a movement, is clearly a dominant theme within New Labour's educational policy. How does this affect education and the life and work of schools?
Research has shown that there is a correlation between academic achievement and the strength of community life and awareness within a school. The aim of this book, therefore, is to introduce communitarian thought to classroom teachers and to those working in education. The book contextualizes the current debates within education around the many topical ideas being developed by communitarian thinkers, including:
character building; the role of parents; the community and the individual; values education and citizenship; community education; and standards and ethos in schools.
Throughout, the book makes specific reference to the practical implications for both primary and secondary schools as well as for further education colleges.
This is a timely book that should be of interest to all those working in schools and with children and young people. It aims to be a guide to this important and highly influential movement that is shaping our educational future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750709552
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Introduction1
1Communitarianism5
2Communitarianism and the Family27
3Communitarianism and Education47
4Citizenship Education and the Common Good70
5Communitarianism and Religiously Affiliated Schools95
6School Case Studies: Communitarian Practices?117
7The Communitarian Agenda in Education134
References145
Index157

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