Whole Child, Whole School: Applying Theory to Practice in a Community School by Eileen SantiagoWhole Child, Whole School: Applying Theory to Practice in a Community School by Eileen Santiago

Whole Child, Whole School: Applying Theory to Practice in a Community School

byEileen Santiago, Joanne Ferrara, Jane Quinn

Paperback | October 23, 2012

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This book provides a unique examination on the ways in which educating the whole child in the community school serves to ameliorate the conditions of poverty and obstacles to learning faced by students. Using a case study approach the book will highlight the successful journey of one school that transformed itself into a community school. Given the rise in poverty nation-wide and the unprecedented economic crisis, many school districts are looking for innovative ways to garner resources for their schools. The strategies outlined in this book will provide suggestions for using the resources of community partnerships as a framework for school renewal and improvement in student achievement. The authors share their first hand experiences building a community school from the ground up, as well as providing the national perspective on community schools. Given the power of the community school, this book concludes with a "call to action" for the dissemination of this model and its embrace of whole child education
Eileen Santiago, Ed.D, has a career that spans 34 years as both a public school teacher and administrator. She retired after a fifteen year tenure as the principal of the Thomas A. Edison Elementary School. Her visionary leadership transformed Edison into a Community School.   JoAnne Ferrara, Ed.D, is the Associate Dean for Undergrad...
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Title:Whole Child, Whole School: Applying Theory to Practice in a Community SchoolFormat:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.02 × 5.89 × 0.51 inPublished:October 23, 2012Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610486072

ISBN - 13:9781610486071

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Dr. Pedro Noguera Chapter 1: Addressing the Needs of Children Lost in Our Public Schools by Embracing the Whole ChildChapter 2: The Core of Professional Competencies and Knowledge Essential to the Effective Implementation of a Community SchoolChapter 3: Teaching, Learning and Professional Development in the Community School Chapter 4: Community Schools As a Results Oriented Strategy Chapter 5: Sustaining the Community SchoolChapter 6: A Call To Action: National Implications for Policy and PracticeChapter 7: A Toolkit of Resources, Ideas and InspirationsReferences

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This book identifies the theoretical, practical, and policy issues regarding improving the education of students who are getting lost in today's school systems. The authors argue that whole-child education and community schools are the models that can deliver this instruction. The goal of the book is to discuss the ways that community schools can provide whole-child education that best meets the needs of students. The theoretical perspective provided defines the framework of whole-child education and the background of community schools. Practically, the book offers strategies (and a tool kit) to implement the approach, as well as individual anecdotes that provide a glimpse into real-life experiences and the personal side to the story. The book does a wonderful job of addressing the needs of an ever-growing immigrant population of school-age children. The whole-child approach is discussed in such a way as to allow educators to utilize these strategies in their classrooms, while also encouraging administrators and policy makers to reform their schools and follow the model they provide. Summing Up: Recommended. Undergraduate, graduate, research, and professional collections