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Place- And Community-Based Education in Schools

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Place- and community-based education an approach to teaching and learning that starts with the local addresses two critical gaps in the experience of many children now growing up in the United States: contact with the natural world and contact with community. It offers a way to extend young people s attention beyond the classroom to the world as it actually is, and to enga ...more
Paperback, 167 pages
Published February 9th 2010 by Routledge (first published February 2nd 2010)
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solid explanation of foundational concepts, but research base is unsystematic and not clearly rooted in literature or theory. probably more geared toward practitioners...
My new schooling bible. I loved this book.
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“kitchen. If students have a hand in preparing things or seeing how different foods are prepared, they’re much more likely to taste them and like them. Engaging” 1 likes
“Such processes also take them beyond their own immediate family and friends and engage them in conversations with agency and civic leaders. These experiences show them that their ideas have merit and that they possess the capacity to voice their concerns in ways that are capable of gaining the ear of decision-makers. Alienation is commonly associated with the experience of political disenfranchisement.” 0 likes
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