ERIC Number: EJ603973
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Communities as Curricula.
Theobald, Paul; Curtiss, Jim
FORUM for Applied Research and Public Policy, v15 n1 p106-11 Spr 2000
Community-oriented pedagogy, or place-based schooling, uses schools as a source of community renewal, not community disintegration; allows students to construct their own understandings through interaction with the community environment; creates creative and critical thinkers who can also meet academic standards; and addresses our society's individualistic shortcomings. Rural examples of successful community-based curricula are described. (SV)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Active Learning, Citizenship, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Secondary Education, Place Based Education, Role of Education, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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