ERIC Number: ED417837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Learning Opportunities beyond the School. 2nd Edition.
Hatcher, Barbara, Ed.; Beck, Shirley S., Ed.
The fact that much of learning occurs beyond school walls points to the need for a holistic approach to education. Such an approach involves planned cooperative links between family and the formal and informal learning environments that exist in the community. This monograph advocates such a holistic approach, discussing not only the value of informal learning for children, but also the role that school, home, institutions, and community groups may play in enhancing children's quality of life. The articles in the monograph are: (1) "Opportunities for Learning and Development in Multiple Settings" (Alice R. Galper); (2) "Toddler Story Hours, Poetry Concerts and Internet Access--Now Available at the Library" (Ann Carlson Weeks); (3) "The World at Their Fingertips: Children in Museums" (Mary K. Judd and James B. Kracht); (4) "Zoos Aren't What They Used To Be: They Are Better!" (Thomas N. Turner); (5) "Learning about Work: Extending Learning through an Ecological Approach" (Kevin J. Swick); (6) "Community Service Groups Enhance Learning" (Alicia I. Pagano); (7) "Oral History: Engaging Students in Community-based Learning" (Ceola Ross Baber and Mary W. Olson); (8) "Learning in Communities with Limited Resources" (Cynthia Szmanski Sunal, Lois M. Christensen and Dennis W. Sunal); (9) "Learning through Serving" (Joan Schine); (10) "Learning in Your Own Backyard" (Robert B. McDonald and R. Tim Nicosia); (11) "The Family as a Resource for Learning" (Carol Seefeldt and Kristin Denton); and (12) "Learning Options with Personal Computers: Now and in the Future" (Seven B. Silvern). (HTH)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Community Resources, Curriculum Enrichment, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities, Experiential Learning, Family School Relationship, Holistic Approach, Learning Processes, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Childhood Education International, Olney, MD.
Note: For 1987 edition, see ED 288 630. Photographs may not reproduce well.