"Sergiovanni documents cases of schools that have successfullyreinvented themselves in order to establish a sense of 'community'as the foundation for all curriculum and instruction decisions. . .. Teachers, administrators, teacher educators, and communitiesseeking advice and motivation for restructuring schools for the21st century would be well advised to consult this work."
"Provides the practitioner with both a theoretical blueprint withwhich to build learning communities and a rich supply of benchmarkillustrations to use as prototypes. . . . thought-provoking andchallenging."
Both in and out of schools, people are experiencing a loss ofcommunity. In this book, Thomas J. Sergiovanni explains why a senseof community is so vital to the success of any school and showsteachers, parents, and administrators what they can do to rebuildit. Filled with case studies and other school examples, BuildingCommunity in Schools provides the necessary intellectual frameworkfor understanding the need to create communities that areinclusive, meaningful, and democratic.