ERIC Number: ED240037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
For Every School a Community: Expanding Environments for Learning.
Sinclair, Robert L., Ed.
Presented are ideas for promoting learning both within and beyond the walls of the schools. The first essay, "The Meaning of Commmunity Education: An Historical Perspective" by Ralph W. Tyler, examines community education in primitive societies, in the colonial period, and in 19th and 20th century America. The challenge of the present is also discussed. The second essay, "Expanding Environments for Learning: The Making and Breaking of Learning Boundaries" by Robert L. Sinclair and Ward J. Ghory, discusses schools as a necessary part of a large network of learning environments that are important for effective education. The family, media, and the workplace must also share responsibility for education. The third essay is "Developing Parent Commitment to Public Education: New Directions for the 1980's," by Sharon Lynn Kagan and Carol Schraft. Historical perspectives and demographic trends, including fertility, mobility, divorce, remarriage, and working women, are examined. The fourth essay, "From School System to Educative System: Linking the School with Community Environments" by Mario D. Fantini, discusses parental, school, and community responsibilities for educational environments. The book concludes with the essay "Planning to Make Collaboration a Reality," by Don Davies. Bibliographies of related documents are included. (RM)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Community Coordination, Community Education, Community Resources, Community Responsibility, Community Role, Cooperative Planning, Demography, Divorce, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women, Mass Media, Mobility, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Remarriage, School Community Relationship, School Responsibility, School Role, United States History
Publications Dept., Institute for Responsive Education, 605 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.