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Whose Community Schools? New Discourses, Old Patterns

Describes the history of community schools, which link schools, families, and communities via family-support initiatives and school-linked services. Discusses family involvement in schools; partnerships for improvement that emphasize families without creating dependency; and new citizenship (building communities and promoting competence), which provides a stronger conceptual basis for community schools than did partners for improvement discourse.

  • Author/Creator: Keith, N.
  • Date Published: Autumn 1999
  • Journal/Secondary Title: Theory Into Practice
  • Number: 4
  • Volume: 38
  • Year: 1999

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