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

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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