ERIC Number: ED446177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Learning Community: Finding Common Ground in Difference.
Calderwood, Patricia E.
This volume explores multiple layers of educational community and the conditions that contribute to their resilience and growth. Using a backdrop of the experiences of different schools, the discussion depicts community as a process rather than a commodity and illustrates how ideas of community develop. Issues of identity, leadership, voice, and normative forces in the lives of ordinary people are considered. The chapters are: (1) "Examining Community"; (2) "Identity in Community"; (3) "The Construction of Difference and Diversity"; (4) "Learning and Celebrating Community"; and (5) "Vulnerability, Fragility, and Resilience in Community." (Contains 8 figures, 6 tables, and 136 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Community, Community Development, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Identification (Psychology), Learning
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (paperback: ISBN-0-8077-3952-9, $22.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-8077-3953-7, $48). Tel: 212-678-3929; Fax: 212-678-4149; Web site: http://tc-press.tc.columbia.edu.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: The Briner Foundation and the Facilitator Center of New York underwrote two of the studies. Fairfield University supported the final revisions.