HAYIDION The Prizmah Journal


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by RAVSAK Staff Issue: Strengthening Community
This column features books, articles and websites, recommended by our authors and people from the RAVSAK network, pertaining to the theme of the current issue of HaYidion for readers who want to investigate the topic in greater depth.

Books

Arthur, James, and Bailey, Richard. Schools and Community: The Communitarian Agenda in Education.

Benitez, M., Davidson, J., Flaxman, L., Sizer, T. and Sizer, N. Small Schools, Big Ideas: The Essential Guide to Successful School Transformation.

Brown, Erica. Confronting Scandal.

Charney, Ruth. Responsive Classroom.

Cohen, Anthony P. The Symbolic Construction of Community.

Cohen, Steven, and Eisen, Arnold. The Jew Within.

Dessler, Eliyahu and Carmell, Aryeh. Strive for Truth!

Epstein, Joyce. School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action.

Frazer, Elizabeth. The Problems of Communitarian Politics: Unity and Conflict.

Furman, Gail. School as Community: From Promise to Practice.

Gafni, I. Center and Diaspora: The Land of Israel and the Diaspora in the Second Temple, Mishna and Talmud Periods.

Garza, Pam, and Stevens, Pam. Best Practices in Youth Philanthropy.

Kegan, Robert, and Lahey, Lisa. How We Talk Can Change the Way We Work.

Lortie, Dan. Schoolteacher: A Sociological Study.

Meier, D. The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem.

Ibid. In Schools We Trust: Creating Communities of Learning in an Era of Testing and Standardization.

Palmer, P. J. The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life.

Putnam, Robert. Bowling Alone.

Selis , Allen. Holding the Center: How One Jewish Day School Negotiates Differences in a Pluralistic Community.

Senge, P. The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization.

Sergiovanni, T. J. Building Community in Schools.

Smrekar, Claire. The Impact of School Choice and Community: In the Interest of Families and Schools.

Smrekar, Claire, Guthrie, James, Owens, Debra and Sims, Pearl. The March Toward Excellence.

Toennies, F. Community and Civil Society.

Wenger, Etienne. Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity.

Wilson, James. On Character.

Articles

Cohen, Steven. “The Power of Peoplehood.” Available on shalomdc.org.

Driscoll, Mary. “Thinking Like a Fish: The Implications of the Image of School Community for Connections Between Parents and Schools,” in P. Cookson & B. Schneider, eds., Transforming Schools, 209-236.

Eck, Diana L. “The Challenge of Pluralism.” Nieman Reports 47(2).

Furman, Gail C. “Postmodernism and Community in Schools: Unraveling the Paradox,” in Gail C. Furman, ed., School as Community: From Promise to Practice.

Harris, Ed. “Towards a Grid and Group Interpretation of School Culture.” The Journal of School Leadership 5(6), 617-646.

Houghton, P. “Sustaining Teachers’ Health and Well-being.” Phi Delta Kappan 83(5), 706-711.

Jacobson, D. “Coherent Instructional Improvement and PLCs: Is It Possible to Do Both?” Phi Delta Kappan 91(6), 38-44.

Pomson, A. M. “Making the Best of the Worst of Times: Thinking of Schools as Vehicles of Meaning for Teachers.” Jewish Education News 33(3), 59-61.

Reimer, Joseph, and Bryfman, David. “What We Know About Experiential Jewish Education.” Available on JESNA.org.

Smrekar, C. E., and Mawhinney, H. B. “Integrated Services: Challenges in Linking Schools, Families, and Communities,” in J. Murphy and K. Seashore Louis, eds., Handbook of Research on Educational Administration.

Stone, Suzanne Last. “Tolerance Versus Pluralism in Judaism.” Journal of Human Rights 2(1).

Strike, Kenneth. “Community, Coherence and Inclusiveness,” in P. Begley and O. Johansson, eds., The Ethical Dimensions of School Leadership.

Online Resources

Cfleads.org Community Foundations for Youth

Jtfn.org Jewish Teen Funders Network

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