ERIC Number: EJ873359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
The Concept of a "Networked Common School"
Waks, Leonard J.
E-Learning, v1 n2 p317-328 2004
The current educational arrangements of advanced liberal democracies continue to isolate various ethnic and racial groups. Disadvantaged minority students attend inferior schools. The overreliance on the curriculum as a design for teaching and learning renders school learning less relevant for "knowledge work" jobs in network societies. The concept of a "networked common school" addresses these problems. It envisions linking local schools in a social network mediated by networked computers. Teaching and learning will continue to take place at local sites, but significant face-to-face, inter-group learning will take place at regional learning centers, to be followed up by virtual group learning at distributed local sites. (Contains 20 notes.)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Academic Achievement, Social Networks, Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups, Disadvantaged Youth, Computer Networks, Synchronous Communication, Citizenship, Federal Legislation, Learning Activities, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving
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