Beyond the Classroom: Building New School Networks by Rosalyn Black

By Rosalyn Black

Past the school room demands new versions of education that realize that the way forward for children is the accountability of the entire neighborhood. those types should still shape the foundation of a brand new social alliance throughout institution structures allowing all youngsters to take an energetic - if no longer top - function past the college gates and into the group. The ebook relies at the findings of a examine undertaking performed via schooling origin Australia. The message that emerges from the study is that tinkering round the edges of education won't offer strategies to the widening gaps in schooling that restrict possibilities for plenty of early life.

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Provides parents with information and support regarding a range of issues such as child development, homework, sibling rivalry and selfesteem. Schools of the 21st Century offer home visits, playgroups and workshops to parents of young children to educate them about cognitive, social, linguistic and motor development. They also provide information and referral services for families in collaboration with community agencies. promotes children’s wellbeing through preventive medical and dental services, mental health services, and improved nutrition and fitness.

2007). In the more recent words of another school principal: Partnerships with community are outside our experience and expertise. They take a lot of energy and there is no-one to do it all the time. (Black, 2007) Leveraging partnership Shifting the focus of partnership from the individual school to a network of local schools could leverage the benefits of partnership for a larger number of schools and make a difference to a larger number of young people. Instead of depending on their own overdrawn resources, schools could work together to jointly identify, engage, manage and measure those partnerships that offer the greatest collective benefit for their students and communities.

Yuille Park Community College is part of a community hub that houses learning, health care, child care, employment and recreation facilities for the entire local area. The hub includes a Children’s Services Centre housing a kindergarten, child care and maternal and child health services and a Community House that offers adult and community learning programs as well as facilities that can be used by the whole community. , 2002), but they could go even further. As one policymaker observed at an Education Foundation forum: We are not yet holistic enough in our thinking about networks for education.

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