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ERIC Number: EJ680712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-1
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Community-Based Environmental Education--A Case Study of Teacher-Parent Collaboration
Tali Tal, Revital
Environmental Education Research, v10 n4 p523-543 Nov 2004
A case study of school-community collaboration in an elementary community school in Israel follows up an environmental education (EE) school-based curriculum that involves the parents and community members in various indoors and outdoors activities. The collaboration was established in the framework of the Community School Approach. In these schools, parents are encouraged to be involved in planning school-based curriculum and participating in school's formal and informal activities. The aim of the study was to describe environmental education-based school-community partnerships and to examine the advantages and limitations for such collaboration. Parents, teachers and community members were interviewed for a period of three years. Most of the participants acknowledged the unique nature of EE that allows such a partnership, emphasizing local ideas of project-based learning in environmental education. The study describes an exemplary collaboration and the development of local school-community partnerships, which could be adapted by other communities within elementary or middle schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: Community; Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A