School as Learning Community (12:1 fall 2013)

From the editor’s introduction:

…One online dictionary provides the following two definitions for community: a) a group of people who live in the same area (such as a city, town, or neighborhood), or b) a group of people who have the same interests, religion, race, etc. Many Jewish communities fit both definitions – they are comprised of people who live in the same area because they share similar interests, religion, or destiny. Let us then imagine what a learning community is – a group of people, either living in the same area or sharing similar interests, who have decided to learn together. The shared learning is not only a reflection of what brought them together but a willingness to explore deepening those bonds through meaning-making, shared experience, and engagement.

This issue of Jewish Educational Leadership is devoted to the idea of the school as a learning community. As you will see inside, there is no singular definition of what this could mean…

Community. Read on.

            From the Editor




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