School as Community

This collection furthers our understanding about the nature of school community, its practice in public schools, and the role of leadership in this practice.

Author: Gail Furman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791488355

Category: Education

Page: 315

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Addresses the question: How can school communities be created and sustained?
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The Christian School As Community

This work is not original. It is based on publications and thinking of Dr Stuart Fowler. Three principal source articles have formed the basis of the work.

Author: Martin Hanscamp

Publisher: Christian Education National

ISBN: 0648064344

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This work is not original. It is based on publications and thinking of Dr Stuart Fowler. Three principal source articles have formed the basis of the work.
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Community Schools

Ferrara, Jacobson, and their colleagues illuminate how community schools become a comprehensive, place-based strategy that both supports high-quality teaching and learning and addresses out-of-school barriers to success.

Author: JoAnne Ferrara

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475831429

Category: Education

Page: 170

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Ferrara, Jacobson, and their colleagues illuminate how community schools become a comprehensive, place-based strategy that both supports high-quality teaching and learning and addresses out-of-school barriers to success.
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School community Relations

By showcasing a large selection of real-life examples, this book also demonstrates how to prepare a successful school-community relations plan, read the pulse of your community, communicate effectively, and plan for and deal with crisis ...

Author: Douglas J. Fiore

Publisher: Eye On Education

ISBN: 9781596671614

Category: Education

Page: 300

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Much has changed since the publication of the highly successful Second Edition. In addition to updated coverage of hot-button issues such as funding, charter schools, high-stakes testing, teacher accountability, and multiculturalism, the Third Edition includes a new chapter on social networking, which shows you how to take maximum advantage of Facebook, Twitter, RSS feeds, and more. By showcasing a large selection of real-life examples, this book also demonstrates how to prepare a successful school-community relations plan, read the pulse of your community, communicate effectively, and plan for and deal with crisis situations. Contents include: Paying Attention to Public Opinion Establishing Everybody's Role Opening Up to Your Internal Publics Embracing Your External Publics Saying What You Mean: Meaning What You Say Evaluating Effectiveness and Building Confidence - The Future
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The Basic School

This book describes how to bring this dream-school into reality through a series of small steps forward that, over time, become a journey through progress.

Author: Ernest L. Boyer

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39076002317886

Category: Education

Page: 255

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Noting that academic failure begins early and that the focus of school reform should be at the elementary level, this book describes the Basic School, an idea based on best practice in elementary education. A Basic School pushes school reform back to the first years of formal education; gives priority to language and suggests a coherent core of commonalities; and identifies and implements key components of an effective school in a single institution. The book is organized into four sections. Section 1 describes the school as a community with a clear mission, teachers as leaders, and parents as partners. Section 2 discusses the coherent curriculum of the Basic School, which stresses: (1) the centrality of literacy and language of all kinds, including words, numbers, and the arts; (2) the core commonalities of the various fields of knowledge, which are organized thematically and integrated so that students see connections across the disciplines and relate what they learn to life; and (3) assessment in the service of learning, based on academic standards with benchmarks, which enables the Basic School to be accountable to students, parents, and the larger community. Section 3 describes the school climate for learning, with: (1) small class size, flexible teaching schedules, and various student grouping arrangements; (2) enriching resources for learning, including libraries and use of local zoos, museums, and parks, and electronic tools that connect classrooms to networks of knowledge; and (3) services for children that meet the needs of the whole child by providing basic health and counseling, family referrals, and after-school and summer enrichment programs. Section 4, which describes the Basic School's commitment to character, includes a discussion of seven core virtues and suggests that students should be encouraged to apply the lessons of the classroom to the world around them. A separate section on Technical Notes describes school surveys referred to in the report. Contains 243 notes. (DR)
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The Administrator s Guide to School Community Relations

This large collection of handy ideas features easy-to-use tools, comprehensive checklists, and sets of “Do’s and Don’ts” advisories.

Author: George E. Pawlas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317922391

Category: Education

Page: 336

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This large collection of handy ideas features easy-to-use tools, comprehensive checklists, and sets of “Do’s and Don’ts” advisories. It provides guidelines on how to conduct effective parent conferences, suggestions on how to recruit and work with volunteers, and other useful tips to help bring your school and your community closer together.
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My School Community

Looks at the ways that students at a school come together to form a community.

Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1427110875

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Looks at the ways that students at a school come together to form a community.
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Home School and Community Collaboration

With contributions from more than 22 experts in the field offering a wide range of perspectives, this book will help readers understand, appreciate, and support diverse families.

Author: Kathy B. Grant

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506365718

Category: Education

Page: 592

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Home, School, and Community Collaboration uses the culturally responsive family support model as a framework to prepare teachers to work effectively with children from diverse families. Authors Kathy B. Grant and Julie A. Ray skillfully incorporate numerous real-life vignettes and case studies to show readers the practical application of culturally responsive family engagement. The Fourth Edition contains additional content that enhances the already relevant text, including: a new section titled “Perspectives on Poverty” acknowledging the deep levels of poverty in the United States and the impact on family-school relations; increased coverage of Latino/Latina family connections; and updated demographics focusing on the issues impacting same-sex families, families experiencing divorce, children and family members with chronic illnesses, military families, and grandparents raising children. With contributions from more than 22 experts in the field offering a wide range of perspectives, this book will help readers understand, appreciate, and support diverse families.
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Emerging Perspectives on Community Schools and the Engaged University

Featuring a wide range of topics such as service learning, charter schools, and democracy, this book is ideal for community organizers, superintendents, directors, provosts, chancellors, education practitioners, academicians, administrators ...

Author: Kronick, Robert F.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799802822

Category: Education

Page: 307

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University involvement within their communities and the promotion of engaged scholarship is essential for the success of the learning institution as well as for providing students with opportunities to interact with various leadership roles and hands-on interactions with the communities themselves. Community schools employ strategic partnerships to expand the boundaries of school improvements and to increase the direct benefits gained by the community. Emerging Perspectives on Community Schools and the Engaged University is an essential research publication that explores the importance of civic engagement in various school settings, but especially in higher education settings. Featuring a wide range of topics such as service learning, charter schools, and democracy, this book is ideal for community organizers, superintendents, directors, provosts, chancellors, education practitioners, academicians, administrators, researchers, and education policymakers.
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Building Community in Schools

In this book, Thomas J. Sergiovanni explains why a sense of community is so vital to the success of any school and shows teachers, parents, and administrators what they can do to rebuild it.

Author: Thomas J. Sergiovanni

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 0787950440

Category: Education

Page: 256

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"Sergiovanni documents cases of schools that have successfully reinvented themselves in order to establish a sense of 'community' as the foundation for all curriculum and instruction decisions. . . . Teachers, administrators, teacher educators, and communities seeking advice and motivation for restructuring schools for the 21st century would be well advised to consult this work." --Choice "Provides the practitioner with both a theoretical blueprint with which to build learning communities and a rich supply of benchmark illustrations to use as prototypes. . . . thought-provoking and challenging." --NASSP Bulletin Both in and out of schools, people are experiencing a loss of community. In this book, Thomas J. Sergiovanni explains why a sense of community is so vital to the success of any school and shows teachers, parents, and administrators what they can do to rebuild it. Filled with case studies and other school examples, Building Community in Schools provides the necessary intellectual framework for understanding the need to create communities that are inclusive, meaningful, and democratic.
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School community Relations and Educational Change

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Author: United States. Office of Education

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078063909

Category: Community and school

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Learning Together

This book advances the theoretical account that Barbara Rogoff presented in her highly acclaimed book, Apprenticeship in Thinking.

Author: Barbara Rogoff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195344618

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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This book advances the theoretical account that Barbara Rogoff presented in her highly acclaimed book, Apprenticeship in Thinking. Here, Rogoff collaborates with two master teachers from an innovative school in Salt Lake City, Utah, to examine how students, parents, and teachers learn by being engaged together in a community of learners. Building on observations by participants in this school, this book reveals how children and adults learn through participation in activities of mutual interest. The insights will speak to all those interested in how people learn collaboratively and how schools can improve.
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Place and Community Based Education in Schools

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 ...

Author: Gregory A. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134999927

Category: Education

Page: 184

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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.
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Schools and Community

This text places communitarianism within current debates about topical ideas such as character building, the role of parents, the community and the individual, values education, citizenship, community education, standards and enviroment in ...

Author: James Arthur

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0750709553

Category: Education

Page: 165

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This text places communitarianism within current debates about topical ideas such as character building, the role of parents, the community and the individual, values education, citizenship, community education, standards and enviroment in schools.
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Cases on Strategic Partnerships for Resilient Communities and Schools

Highlighting a wide range of topics including leadership, community-based outreach, and school advocacy, this book is ideally designed for teachers, school administrators, principals, school boards and committees, non-profit administrators, ...

Author: Thomas, Ursula

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799832874

Category: Education

Page: 339

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As the importance of public education increases both globally and nationally, partnerships between schools and their community become key to each?s success. Examining the intersection of schools with their communities reveals the most effective strategies for supporting school populations that are traditionally marginalized or underserved in both rural and urban areas. Cases on Strategic Partnerships for Resilient Communities and Schools is an essential publication that uncovers the problems and pitfalls of creating strategic partnerships between schools and other members of the community in which the schools are situated that include for-profit businesses, not-for-profit entities, and private organizations. The book reveals that schools that are thriving effectively do not do so in isolation but as vibrant members and centers of the communities in which they serve students and families. Moreover, it examines the difficulty in advocating for the schools and the leadership of the schools within these communities so that they can be better served. Highlighting a wide range of topics including leadership, community-based outreach, and school advocacy, this book is ideally designed for teachers, school administrators, principals, school boards and committees, non-profit administrators, educational advocates, leadership faculty, community engagement directors, community outreach personnel, entrepreneurs, researchers, academicians, and students.
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Small Schools Education and the Importance of Community

"This book focuses on three successful approaches for using the school as a catalyst for community development and revitalization, particularly in rural areas. The strategies also work well in suburban and urban areas.

Author: Tim L. Adsit

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781610480147

Category: Education

Page: 197

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"This book focuses on three successful approaches for using the school as a catalyst for community development and revitalization, particularly in rural areas. The strategies also work well in suburban and urban areas. Succesful case studies are also included"-- Provided by publisher."Small Schools, Education, and the Importance of Community focuses on three successful approaches for using the school as a catalyst for community development and revitalization, particularly in rural areas. The strategies also work well in suburban and urban areas. The three approaches described include: leadership by K-12 teachers, administrators, and school boards, particularly in the areas of developing schools as community centers, community as curriculum, and school-based economic development. Successful case studies are also included"-- Provided by publisher.
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Reviewing the Success of Full Service Community Schools in the US

Originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, this expanded text provides new insights into the successful, sustained implementation of Full-Service Community Schools (FSCSs) in the United ...

Author: Mavis G. Sanders

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000043679

Category: Education

Page: 190

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Originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, this expanded text provides new insights into the successful, sustained implementation of Full-Service Community Schools (FSCSs) in the United States. Reviewing the Success of Full-Service Community Schools in the US documents the experiences of students, teachers, and communities involved in the establishment and growth of FSCSs. By considering how successful this reform strategy has been in meeting the needs of underserved communities, the text illustrates the potential these schools have to transform students’ learning and outcomes. In particular, the studies illustrate the value these schools have in supporting low-income students and students of color. At the same time, by interrogating the defining pillars of FSCSs – expanded learning opportunities, integrated services, family and community engagement, and collaborative leadership – chapters identify challenges that if left unattended, could limit the transformative potential of this reform strategy. This groundbreaking text will be of great interest to graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, academics, professionals, and policy makers in the fields of Educational Change and School Reform, Multicultural Education, Sociology of Education, Education Policy, and School Management and Administration.
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Community Schools in Action

CAS began this work more than a decade ago and today operates thirteen such schools in three low-income areas of New York City.

Author: Joy G. Dryfoos

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195343646

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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A community school differs from other public schools in important ways: it is generally open most of the time, governed by a partnership between the school system and a community agency, and offers a broad array of health and social services. It often has an extended day before and after school, features parent involvement programs, and works for community enrichment. How should such a school be structured? How can its success be measured? Community Schools in Action: Lessons from a Decade of Practice presents the Children's Aid Society's (CAS) approach to creating community schools for the 21st century. CAS began this work more than a decade ago and today operates thirteen such schools in three low-income areas of New York City. Through a technical assistance center operated by CAS, hundreds of other schools across the country and the world are adapting this model. Based on their own experiences working with community schools, the contributors to the volume supply invaluable information about the selected program components. They describe how and why CAS started its community school initiative and explain how CAS community schools are organized, integrated with the school system, sustained, and evaluated. The book also includes several contributions from experts outside of CAS: a city superintendent, an architect, and the director of the Coalition for Community Schools. Co-editors Joy Dryfoos, an authority on community schools, and Jane Quinn, CAS's Assistant Executive Director of Community Schools, have teamed up with freelance writer Carol Barkin to provide commentary linking the various components together. For those interested in transforming their schools into effective child- and family-centered institutions, this book provides a detailed road map. For those concerned with educational and social policy, the book offers a unique example of research-based action that has significant implications for our society.
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The Township and Community High School Movement in Illinois

The attendance each year has been about 1,500 for the week , The domestic
science school . - In connection with the farmers ' short course we have been
operating a domestic science school for the women of the community . The
extension ...

Author: Horace Adelbert Hollister

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044030211429

Category: High schools

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