Community Works Journal
Posted by on January 18, 2010
COMMUNITY WORKS JOURNAL -Online Edition
The acclaimed Journal is celebrating its 15th year of publication and is now available in a rich online digital format, complete with the inspiring essays, exemplary stories, models and resources that readers have come to expect. Since 1995 Community Works Journal has showcased innovative educational strategies, practices and curriculum that involve teachers and students in meaningful work within their communities. The Journal is read by teachers and educational networks across North America and beyond.
FEATURED ARTICLES INCLUDE
A Place You Can Walk To
By KRISTINA KENEGOA SULLIVAN
I’ve learned there is a great importance in finding nature close to home. A creek has patterns of light and variation in its course as the water makes its way over the rocks. There are deep pools that barely move where water spiders skate across the surface just above a branch of braided stones that tumble down and curve this way and that.
By DAVID SOBEL
Whether it’s third grade or middle school science, or teacher education at the graduate level, the tone of the pedagogy is set on the first day of school. The cultural norms are launched, the core values exposed
Building Community Through Teen Led Public Forums
By SHELLEY MURDOCK and CAROLE PATERSON
Those working in the youth development field have known for many years that young people have the talent and energy to understand, analyze and create positive change in their communities. The authors share the exciting results from a University of California 4-H affiliated program.
City Hearts: Reaching Inner City Youth through the Arts
By SUSAN BONTHRON
An in depth profile of the acclaimed Arts enrichment program in the Los Angeles County area where teachers from the LA Arts community teach dance, acting, circus arts, musical theatre, Shakespeare, singing, crafts, and photography free to the community’s most impoverished children. City Hearts connects thousands of underprivileged students with professionals to inspire learning and integrate disaffected youth back into the community through the Arts.
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