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ERIC Number: EJ1001611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 103
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
School-Community Partnerships: Using Authentic Contexts to Academically Motivate Students
Willems, Patricia P.; Gonzalez-DeHass, Alyssa R.
School Community Journal, v22 n2 p9-30 2012
The opportunities school-community partnerships pose for students' learning continue to generate the attention of educational stakeholders. Children learn through a variety of social and educational contexts, and the goals for student academic success are best achieved through the cooperation and support of schools, families, and communities. The purpose of this article is to examine several instructional approaches that use diverse contexts to facilitate students' meaningful learning of academic subject matter: authentic instruction, problem-based learning, and service learning. Building upon the premise of a community of learners, school-community partnerships within each of these approaches are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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