Redesigning Schools to Dramatically Improve Learning

Posted by on November 25, 2005

[posted from Public Education Network Newsblast]


The concept of schools as community centers has been a hot topic for more than 100 years. As early as 1902, John Dewey described a vital relationship between the civic, business, university and residential community. In this detailed article, Wayne Jennings goes beyond the theory, and describes how to plan, budget, staff, design, and maintain community learning centers. This fresh approach to principles of learning, curriculum, staffing, facilities, student as resource, parent roles, technology, staff development and more makes it possible to accomplish for all students the three major goals of education: responsible citizenship, productive work and lifelong learning. Based on sound research, the Community Learning Centers program gives courageous school and community leaders the background and practical information to create high performance schools.

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