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The Power of Community-Centered Education: Teaching as a Craft of Place
The Power of Community-Centered Education provides psychological, sociological, historical and philosophical insights into why community works so well as an organizing principle for high school. The book concludes with a call to action for all agencies and institutions that have public outreach programs to consider how they assist in building education-centered communities ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published September 28th 2007 by Rowman & Littlefield Education
(first published 2007)
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In my opinion, this book should be required text for all schools of education. As a complete overhaul of the school system seems necessary, community-centered education should be used as a blueprint to rebuild it. Umphrey's insight and experience provides the reader with an innovative outline for getting back to the fundamentals of an effective education rather than the beauracracy currently rampant in our public schools. If we teach by connecting students to the community, and the community to ...more