TITLE

Community as Classroom: Extending the Learning Opportunities

AUTHOR(S)
Fawcett, Gay; Shannon-Smith, Elaine
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Kappa Delta Pi Record;Spring2008, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p132
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the importance of school-community relationships on promoting student achievement, as well as the creation of a local community education program to improve learning opportunities, in the U.S. In creating a community classroom, it should have specific opportunities rich with learning. The author suggests teachers to join with a few colleagues and brainstorm a list of all the organizations within the community that could support what is being taught. Several useful tips on creating and managing the local community education program are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
31413578

 

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