Community as Classroom: Extending the Learning Opportunities

Fawcett, Gay; Shannon-Smith, Elaine
March 2008
Kappa Delta Pi Record;Spring2008, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p132
Academic Journal
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.


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