Developing a Networked School Community: A Guide to Realising the Vision
Mal Lee, Glenn Finger
Aust Council for Ed Research, 2010 - Education - 355 pages
This book examines the next phase of schooling - the development of networked school communities. Already, there are trailblazing schools that have moved from the traditional paper-based form toward becoming digital schools. Many of these schools understand the new and rich learning and teaching opportunities which become possible when they 'dismantle their traditional school walls, ' and use their networks to connect with their homes and the wider community. Developing a Networked School Community provides guidance for how a school can realize these potentially immense opportunities. It proposes a model that enables various approaches to build on the current reality and to capitalize upon the growing digital capacity of the home and the largely unharnessed 'teaching' capacity of the parents. It encourages the creation of a strengthened home-school nexus that can build collaboration and markedly improve student attainment. Developing a Networked School Community is for anyone interested in improving the quality, relevance, and effectiveness of schools, including parents, students, politicians, and the wider community, as well as principals, teachers, and other educational professionals
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Developing a networked mode of schooling
2 The networked school communites today
Part B The homeschool scene today
A homeschool difference or digital divide?
Importance and implications
6 The rationale
A case study
Possibilities and practical ideas
TPACK capabilities and redesigning working conditions
Implications from research
How shall we know them?
18 Student health and welfare in networked school communities
Part D Implementation
Building upon the home investment
Possible nature organisation and leadership
9 Developing an information paradigm approach to build and support the homeschool nexus
Reality or dream?
11 Parent perspectives on the digital homeschool nexus
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