ERIC Number: ED128883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
How Shall Our Schools Be Used--Two Points of View. Community Education.
Oregon Univ., Eugene. Northwest Community Education Development Center.
From the narrow point of view, the use of schools is limited almost entirely to the academic learning of young people. School buildings are usually closed after the required work of youngsters and teachers is completed, and adults with educational needs do not have an opportunity to take classes or engage in other activities during the evening. This view assumes that the school's responsibility ends with the intellectual preparation of young people; there is little direct effort to join forces with the home or community. The "broad view" or "community" school involves people of all ages and circumstances and normally operates 14 to 16 hours each day, 6 days each week, all year long. The community school does not lessen the emphasis on academic learning for children; it simply operates over an extended period and does much more than provide good academic learning. The community school not only sends its staff into the home and community, but it involves adults from the community in the learning experiences of school children, and in the leadership of optional activities at the school. The reader must decide whether the narrow, traditional school or the broad, community school gives the greater promise. (Author/JG)
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Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Oregon Univ., Eugene.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Northwest Community Education Development Center.