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ERIC Number: EJ819709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
High Schools as Communities in Communities
Washor, Elliot; Mojkowski, Charles
New Educator, v2 n3 p247-257 Sep 2006
Why are authentic school and community connections so rare and so fragile, particularly at the high school level and particularly in urban areas? Why, when high school reformers are so eager to create learning communities of their students and faculty, do so few high schools extend their mission to serving as centers of community learning for their neighborhoods? Teachers and students at the Met School in Providence, Rhode Island, have implemented several programs that build school and neighborhood learning communities together. These programs have had a positive impact on school climate, parent engagement, and student learning. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table, and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island