Deliver real change and real results for your school This book focuses directly on what promotes delivery. It provides the practical tools and implementation guide for re-invigorating your school. Set against a solid blend of international research and international best practice, the narrative is carried by voices from schools that are currently delivering across six countries. They tell it how it is, in lived reality. Every process in the book has been tested and refined under the heat of practice, addressing the current realities in education. The book provides a carefully selected repertoire of skills, models, and processes that: • deliver results for children, teachers, school leaders, families and their communities • build trust through ensuring every voice is heard and respected • develop a strong culture of leadership and alignment, while recognizing and embracing the complexities of school change • address the frustrations currently felt by teachers in a positive, productive way Schools That Deliver fills the gap between intention and delivery. The book respects your voice, and your ability to create your own ways of delivering while remaining loyal to the unique personality of your school. When a school community delivers together what really matters for their children, they feel the true joy of education, that splendid feeling of professional satisfaction and achievement that we all deserve.
Chapter 6: Schools Are Part of the Community
Schools Are Part of the Community
The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth.
There are rich examples from across the world of schools that challenge deeply the idea of the “classroom within four walls” model. Radical writers such as Paulo Freire, Ivan Illich, John Holt, Paul Goodman, A. S. Neill, D. H. Lawrence, and others have opened our minds to completely different approaches to education and its role.
Freire (1970, 1985) argued that education either promotes conformity and integrates young people into the present system, or it becomes “the practice ...