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ERIC Number: EJ917345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0962-0214
Promoting Social Inclusion Counting with Everyone: Learning Communities and INCLUD-ED
Gatt, Suzanne; Ojala, Mikko; Soler, Marta
International Studies in Sociology of Education, v21 n1 p33-47 Mar 2011
The scientific community has provided a wide range of evidence that family and community involvement in schools benefits not only students' learning but also their surrounding community. The INCLUD-ED project has conducted case studies of successful schools around Europe that have strong community participation. Some of them are engaged in the Learning Communities project, an international project of educational and social transformation aimed at overcoming school failure. Through these case studies, INCLUD-ED has gone beyond the state of the art in the field and has provided a classification of types of family and community participation and identified forms of involvement that improve students' academic achievement. This article presents the benefits of those forms of participation and focuses on some forms of community involvement in the Learning Communities that have been found to improve students' school learning and other education-related aspects, such as living together. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain