Public Schools That Work: Creating Community by Gregory A. SmithPublic Schools That Work: Creating Community by Gregory A. Smith

Public Schools That Work: Creating Community

EditorGregory A. Smith

Hardcover | December 6, 1993

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Public Schools That Workaddresses 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.
Gregory A. Smithis Assistant Professor at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon. He is the author ofEducationand Environment: Learning to Live with Limitsand coauthor ofReducing the Risk: Schools as Communities ofSupport.
Title:Public Schools That Work: Creating CommunityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1 inPublished:December 6, 1993Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041590577X

ISBN - 13:9780415905770

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