ERIC Number: ED494668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Schools as Caring, Learning Communities. A Center Practice Brief
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
Learning is neither limited to what is formally taught nor to time spent in classrooms. It occurs whenever and wherever the learner interacts with the surrounding environment. All facets of the community (not just the school) provide learning opportunities--thus the term learning community. This brief provides in-depth answers to the following questions: (1) What do we mean by caring, learning community? (2) Why should a school be the hub of a community and a classroom be a student's home away from home? (3) What is a psychological sense of community? and (4) What's involved in working together? The brief concludes with a list of a related Center resources and a list of related references. Appended is: Classroom Climate. [This report was produced by the UCLA School Mental Health Project / Center for Mental Health in Schools. Abstract modified to meet ERIC guidelines.]
Descriptors: Performance Contracts, Spiritual Development, Classroom Environment, School Community Relationship, Service Learning
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.