Schools and Communities: working together to transform children's lives by John West-Burnham, Maggie Farrar, George Otero
This book is rooted in the principle that every child and young person has a fundamental entitlement to equal educational opportunities. Human relationships are fundamental to educational and social development and increasing importance is being attached to cooperation and collaboration between schools and the community, and between the agencies that provide services for children and young people.
Professor John West-Burnham is a writer, teacher and consultant in education leadership with a particular interest in leadership learning and development, and learning in schools and communities. He has been a school teacher, teacher trainer and education officer, and has held posts in five universities. He is Professor of Educational Leadership at St Mary's University College, Twickenham. John is the author or editor of 23 books and he has worked in 21 countries.
Maggie Farrar is Operational Director, Every Child Matters and Standards, at the National College for School leadership.
George Otero is Director of the Centre for Relational Learning, New Mexico.