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Creating a school that matters: networking for school-community development

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Jóhannsdóttir, Þuríður
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-21T16:19:18Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-21T16:19:18Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-08
dc.identifier.citation Jóhannsdóttir, T. (2017). Creating a school that matters: networking for school-community development. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1–18. doi:10.1080/00220272.2017.1337812
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0272
dc.identifier.issn 1366-5839
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/346
dc.description.abstract This study of the creation of a new upper secondary school in Iceland focuses on the way in which networking and collaboration across school boundaries contributed to a new form for school practice. The aim is to understand the value of school–community interaction and how the collaboration has expanded both the activities of the school and the local community. A cultural-historical approach is used to analyse how contradictions in practice act as catalysts for development. Data were generated over a three-year period mainly through ethnographic methods. The expansive learning theory provided methods for identifying contradictions and the way in which they were being addressed in developing the school. The interplay of conceptual and material tools was fundamental in dealing with the contradictions. The principal’s clear conceptual vision on the role of education for individuals and society supported by the ideology of the national curriculum facilitated the process. Digital applications and the Internet served as material tools for implementing and coordinating the new school. Networking across traditional boundaries widened the object of school learning and made school practice responsive to societal changes. To conclude: Transcending traditional boundaries through school-community collaboration have promoted a qualitative transformation in school learning.
dc.format.extent 1-18
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Informa UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Curriculum Studies;
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Education
dc.subject School community relationship
dc.subject Educational change
dc.subject Role of education
dc.subject Cultural historical theory
dc.subject Expansive learning theory
dc.subject Menntun
dc.subject Menntarannsóknir
dc.subject Menntabreytingar
dc.title Creating a school that matters: networking for school-community development
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Journal of Curriculum Studies
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/00220272.2017.1337812
dc.contributor.department Kennaradeild (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Teacher Education (UI)
dc.contributor.school Menntavísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Education (UI)

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