Strike, Kenneth A., Small Schools and Strong Communities: A Third Way of School Reform. New York: Teachers College Press, 2010.
Contrasts standards, choice, and community paradigms for school reform; sets forth and argues for the merits of the school community model built around a shared educational project and characterized by coherence, cohesion, care, and connection; a theory of curriculum is presented with examples of schools already possessing these characteristics, including some small schools.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study
Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum
Strike, Kenneth A., "Strike, Kenneth A., Small Schools and Strong Communities: A Third Way of School Reform. New York: Teachers College Press, 2010." (2010). CIRS: Curriculum Inquiry and Related Studies from Educational Research: A Searchable Bibliography of Selected Studies. 3538.
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