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Schools and Community: The Communitarian Agenda in Education

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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.

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In contrast to collectivism and individualism, communitarianism stresses society's smaller scale institutions. Arthur (education, Canterbury Christ Church College) assesses the implications of this emphasis of Britain's New Labor education agenda in relation to the family, the common good, religious schools, and practices at three case study secondary schools. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750709552
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/1999
  • Pages: 176
  • Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

James Arthur is Professor in Education and Deputy Head of the Centre for Educational Research at Canterbury Christ Church College. He has written widely on education and conducted research in denominational education policy and law, and is currently writing a book on Social Literacy and the National Curriculum and another on History, Citizenship and Democratic Education, both for Falmer Press. Richard Bailey is a Lecturer in the School of Education, University of Reading. He lectures and researches in physical education, child development and inclusive education.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction 1
1 Communitarianism 5
2 Communitarianism and the Family 27
3 Communitarianism and Education 47
4 Citizenship Education and the Common Good 70
5 Communitarianism and Religiously Affiliated Schools 95
6 School Case Studies: Communitarian Practices? 117
7 The Communitarian Agenda in Education 134
References 145
Index 157
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