Place- and Community-Based Education in Schools (Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education)

By: Gregory A. Smith (Author), David Sobel (Author)

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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 engage them in the process of devising solutions to the social and environmental problems they will confront as adults. This approach can increase students engagement with learning and enhance their academic achievement.

Envisioned as a primer and guide for educators and members of the public interested in incorporating the local into schools in their own communities, this book explains the purpose and nature of place- and community-based education and provides multiple examples of its practice. The detailed descriptions of learning experiences set both within and beyond the classroom will help readers begin the process of advocating for or incorporating local content and experiences into their schools.

Title: Place- and Community-Based Education in Schools (Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education)

Author Name: Gregory A. Smith (Author), David Sobel (Author)

Categories: Other,

Publisher: U.S.A., Routledge: 2010

ISBN Number: 0415875196

ISBN Number 13: 9780415875196

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 105088

Description: Good condition. Place- and Community-Based Education in Schools (Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education). By Gregory A. Smith (Author), David Sobel (Author). Product Details Series: Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education Paperback: 184 pages Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (February 4, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0415875196 ISBN-13: 978-0415875196 Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches

Keywords: Place- and Community-Based Education in Schools (Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education)