Description - Schools and Community by James Arthur
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 is to introduce communitarian thought to classroom teachers and to those working in education. The book contextualizes the current debates within education around the many topical ideas being developed by communitarian thinkers, including: character-building; the role of parents; the community and the individual; values education and citizenship; community education; standards and ethos in schools. Throughout, the book makes specific reference to the practical implications for both primary and secondary schools as well as for further education colleges.
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(216mm x 138mm x mm)
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Author Biography - James Arthur
James Arthur is Professor in Education and Deputy Head of the Centre for Educational Research at Canterbury Christ Church College. He has written widely on education and conducted research in denominational education policy and law, and is currently writing a book on Social Literacy and the National Curriculum and another on History, Citizenship and Democratic Education, both for Falmer Press. Richard Bailey is a Lecturer in the School of Education, University of Reading. He lectures and researches in physical education, child development and inclusive education.