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  • The Shaping School Culture Fieldbookby Kent D. Peterson; Terrence E. Deal

    Wiley 2002; US$ 30.00

    The Shaping School Culture Fieldbook provides a variety of sources of information, inspiration, and suggestions and includes more than forty field-tested exercises. Each chapter begins with a discussion of the features of culture and the symbolic roles of leaders and is followed by a set of examples that clearly illustrate the ideas. The book is filled... more...

  • Beyond the Campusby David J. Maurrasse

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    The role of the university and its relationship to the community has long been a highly debated topic among educators, administrators, and local business leaders. David J. Maurrasse offers a passionate appeal for community partnerships. Going further than a simple explanation of the problems at hand, Beyond the Campus offers a road map for both universities... more...

  • Effective Schooling for the Communityby Tony Townsend

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    This book offers a new perspective on the management of schools by bringing together the knowledge and understanding of school effectiveness and community education. Tony Townsend argues that the core activity of the school, to provide a learning environment for children, should be supplemented by educational activities that service the needs of the... more...

  • Schools and Communityby Dr James Arthur; Richard Bailey

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 61.95

    Communitarianism, as a movement, is clearly a dominant theme within New Labour's educational policy. How does this affect education and the life and work of schools? Research has shown that there is a correlation between academic achievement and the strength of community life and awareness within a school. The aim of this book, therefore, is to introduce... more...

  • Serve and Learnby Florence Fay Pritchard; George I. III Whitehead

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 52.95

    This volume makes two important contributions: First, it provides a framework grounded in theory and best professional practice that middle and high school teachers, their students, and community partners can use to design, implement, and evaluate service-learning projects that address authentic community needs. Second, it demonstrates ways collaborative... more...

  • Mothering for Schoolingby Alison Griffith; Dorothy Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 53.95

    Griffith and Smith explore the innumerable, hidden, seemingly mundane tasks like getting kids ready for school, helping with homework, or serving on the PTA can all have profound effects on what occurs within school. Based on longitudinal interviews with mothers of school-age children, this book exposes the effects mothers' work has on educational... more...

  • Parent Talk!by Cheli Cerra; Ruth Jacoby

    Wiley 2005; US$ 14.95

    A must-have book for all parents! Parent Talk! provides practical advice to help parents communicate with their child and their child's school, featuring an easy, fast-moving format with sample role-playing situations, parent-to-parent tips, sample letters, and checklists to help you stay on track. Authors Cheli Cerra and Ruth Jacoby identify 52 common... more...

  • How Communities Build Stronger Schoolsby Anne Wescott Dodd; Jean L. Konzal

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 30.00

    If it takes a village to raise a child, Anne Wescott Dodd and Jean L.Konzal feel that it takes a community to make a school. They present a democratic vision of the public school where everyone plays a part in shaping our children, and consequently, our future. more...

  • Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeedby Hugh B. Price

    ASCD 2008; US$ 21.95

    The past president of the National Urban League explores how to involve parents, media, civic organizations, businesses, and other community partners in successful efforts to inspire and award academic achievement in even the most challenged school districts. more...

  • Studying Service-Learningby Shelley H. Billig; Alan S. Waterman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    This volume represents a breakthrough discussion of the research issues surrounding innovative pedagogies. Using service-learning as its focus, it explores ways in which researchers and evaluators can study a teaching and learning approach that has multiple goals, including both academic and affective development. The chapter authors show how to study... more...