Our Schools/Our Selves: Summer 2010

The School as Community Hub: Beyond Education’s Iron Cage
July 1, 2010

The summer issue of Our Schools/Our Selves, the third in the "Iron Cage" series, is edited by David Clandfield and George Martell.

At a time when neighbourhood schools are threatened with closure, this issue provides an invaluable and thoughtful exploration of community schools--the good, the bad, and the ugly--across various Canadian provinces and in a number of countries. 

According to the editors, "the demand for Community Schools has genuine progressive support provided they stay true to their purpose. And in the struggle to keep them on course, we get a chance to rethink our schools as democratic institutions, uniting 'really useful' learning and community development."