ERIC Number: ED455667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Reconnecting Community and School: Initiatives To Expand Children's Environments.
Johnson, Julie M.; Lang, Dale
This report addresses the expanding role that schools play in a child's everyday life and presents three creative initiatives in Seattle, Washington, designed to reconnect schools with their surrounding communities and help schools meet their growing role as an extended family. The three elementary school case studies, which each address a different aspect of community life, offer insights and approaches that other communities can use to give children a more vibrant daily connection with their communities. These initiatives illustrate the value of parents, grandparents, and others in reconnecting school environments with their communities and the importance of the children's participation in the process. (GR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cooperative Planning, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, Student School Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Center for Environment, Education and Design Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Washington (Seattle)