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ERIC Number: ED502813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-5210
Building a Learning Community through Curriculum
Caroll, Kevin S.
International Journal of Progressive Education, v4 n3 2008
This paper uses mixed methods to document how a new charter school's curriculum facilitates in the development of a learning community. The study highlights diverse curricular practices that often do not take place in traditional public schools. The school's philosophy and curriculum, which is based in social justice, provides a unique environment where students have the opportunity to better understand the world around them while simultaneously building relationships with their classmates and teachers. Utilizing a methodological combination of observations, informal and formal interviews, document analysis, and a short survey, the paper provides a rich description of the implementation of a charter school's curriculum steeped in critical pedagogy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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