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Pages: 2581-2585
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-613-2953-3
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain

COMMUNITY LEARNING: A PARADIGM SHIFT

S. Hamilton

Catholic College of Mandeville/Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (JAMAICA)
As we struggle for new ways to solve the creeping problems of ever growing violence and disenfranchisement in schools, I would like to suggest that using a community based methodology of instruction in communicating with student teachers will imbibe them with the strength – moral and cognitive to buck the system and to implement more caring, student focused teaching methods in their own classrooms.

In the society today, there are several complaints about the lack of caring among teachers, students and administrators. Each group complains that the others do not care about them and within the group they complain that they do not care about each other. This attitude though is evident not only within educational systems but also within the larger society. Many sociologists say that the school is a microcosm of the society. If this is so then maybe by tackling the problem of lack of caring and sharing in a concentrated, planned, and intentional way within the classroom we can begin to build the community that we not only desire but crave.
To do this we have to begin by training our teachers to create healthy communities among themselves firstly and then within their classrooms and schools.

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S. Hamilton (2009) COMMUNITY LEARNING: A PARADIGM SHIFT, ICERI2009 Proceedings, pp. 2581-2585.
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