Transforming Schools into Community Learning Centers

Author: Stephen Parson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317920546
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book shows how schools can provide services to all members of the community, not just to children of school age. It also demonstrates how a school's instructional program and facilities can include community resources.

Journey Into Community

Author: Stephen Parson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317919343
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides a roadmap for the journey which begins when a traditional school decides to end its isolation from its community. Community Learning Centers provide teachers, administrators, parents, and community leaders with the tools they need to achieve important educational goals which include: high level student performance, after school programs which support student learning and provide enrichment activities in a safe environment, the acquisition of essential technological skills by both students and members of the community, expanding leadership opportunities for teachers, students and the community, and unlocking the storehouse of resources in the community to support the education of our youth.

Home school and community partnerships

Author: Larry E. Decker
Publisher: Scarecrow Pr
ISBN: 9780810845213
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Many Americans worry about what they see as a growing gulf between the American public and its public schools. Troubling trends seem to indicate a fraying relationship among families, schools, and communities. Education reform has become the topic of many conversations as well as books and articles. There is widespread agreement that schools and education curricula need to be fixed, but there is no agreement on how this can be accomplished. Educators across the nation are implementing ideas and strategies that are making a difference in children's lives and in the health and well being of our communities. Structured in ten chapters, this book will help educators weave some of the best ideas for creating and sustaining family and community engagement into a comprehensive home-school-community partnership program tailored to their own communities. Website references and URLs for additional exploration are included. For educational leaders, teachers, and family and community advocates interested in creating and maintaining home-school-community partnerships and collaborative initiatives.

Action Now

Author: Rebecca Wheat
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
ISBN: 160595232X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Shows how your school can become a community school and how this improves staff morale, building atmosphere and learning for allBased on urban and suburban districts serving students from many backgrounds This concise, practical volume focuses on techniques school administrators use for involving local citizens in public schools, in order to create and cultivate what the author terms "community schools," schools procedurally and structurally interacting with the broad range of people they serve. Based on interviews with working principals and teachers, many in urban districts, the text presents ideas for transforming a typical neighborhood school into a true community center with readily applicable techniques such as forging networks and enlisting/retaining neighborhood leaders and families for school improvement initiatives. It documents how becoming a community school leads to improvements in staff morale, building atmosphere and instruction.

Facts on Grants

Author: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Publisher:
ISBN:
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A summary of the grants made by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

Leading for Learning

Author: Phillip C. Schlechty
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118047460
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written by acclaimed school reform advocate Phillip C. Schlechty, Leading for Learning offers educators the framework, tools, and processes they need to transform their schools from bureaucracies into dynamic learning organizations. Schlechty explains how to move beyond some of the deeply ingrained and negative conceptions of schooling that guide so much of their practice. He shows educators how they can take advantage of new learning technologies by increasing their organization's capacity to support continuous innovation. "Clearly not for the fainthearted, Schlechty's engrossing appraisal of American education calls for a bold, truly fundamental transformation of how we run our public schools. Some books are thought-provoking; this one is action-provoking." —W. James Popham, professor emeritus, UCLA "Dr. Schlechty has once again written an insightful book that educational leaders can use as a road map in transforming our schools into learning organizations designed to serve twenty-first century students." —Dr. Randy Bridges, superintendent, Alamance-Burlington School System, NC "Because education is ultimately a community responsibility, Schlechty's proposal to shift school systems from bureaucracies to learning organizations can open doors to citizens who are frustrated by the bureaucracy in their efforts to reclaim their role in education. This book is as much for them as it is for professional educators." —David Mathews, president, Kettering Foundation "Anyone in a school leadership position—from the board room to the classroom—should read this engaging and thought-provoking book. It's a must?-read for all immersed in or contemplating the transformation of public education." — Claudia Mansfield Sutton, chief communications and marketing officer, American Association of School Administrators