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ERIC Number: ED466367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 14
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Community-Based Science-Technology-Society Education--A Case Study.
Tal, Revital T.
This paper presents a case study of school-community collaboration in an elementary community school (grades 1-6) in Israel. The development of environmental education school-based curriculum was at the core of this effort. The collaboration was established in the framework of the Community School Approach, which is practiced in many schools in Israel. In these schools, parents are encouraged to be involved in planning school-based curriculum. The idea of a community of learners (Beriter & Scardamelia, 1993; Crawford, Krajcik & Marx; Gallagher, 1989) is examined here under the perception of the school's community as a large learning community. The aim of the study was to describe school-community partnerships and to examine the advantages and limitations for community-based collaboration, emphasizing local ideas of project-based learning in environmental education (EE). The study describes an exemplary collaboration and the development of local school-community partnerships, which can be adopted and adapted by other communities within elementary or middle schools. (Contains 22 references.) (Author/YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel