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ERIC Number: ED461675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 10
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Evaluation of the Community School Concept.
Ediger, Marlow
This paper explores the concept of the community school. A community school emphasizes wholehearted involvement by all living in the designated community area. The Porter Rural School, Missouri, established by Marie Turner Harvey with the help of Evelyn Dewey and her father John Dewey, was an outstanding example of the community school concept during the 1910s and 1920s. This small Missouri school was recognized throughout the United States for the community school principles espoused by John Dewey, many of which survive today. In developing a community school, participants in the school district must be willing to give of their talents and time to improve the social environment for all the community's inhabitants. The school is to attend to the needs of the whole community, and the curriculum should reflect what is important in society, especially the importance of problem solving. The community school functions as a place for active doing or working rather than a place of sedentary listening. (Contains 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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