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Teaching The Commons

Place, Pride, And The Renewal Of Community, 1st Edition

By Paul Theobald


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Reaching all the way back to the classical and medieval past, Teaching the Commons chronicles ideas and resulting policies that have shaped contemporary rural life and living in much of the industrial West. The book examines philosophical assumptions and charts their evolution into conventional wisdom about how human beings should meet their needs,

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Creation of Community from a Historical Perspective -- Intradependence -- Cyclic Time -- The Avoidance of Risk -- Public Policy and the Subordination of Community -- The Deserted Village: A European Prelude -- The American Countryside and the Dynamics of Acquisition -- The American Countryside and the Dynamics of Dispossession -- Education and the Renewal of Community -- Starting the Conversation -- Place-Conscious Elementary Classrooms -- Place-Conscious Secondary Classrooms -- Conclusion

About the Author

Paul Theobald is director of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. He was formerly coordinator of the Program for Rural School and Community Renewal at South Dakota State University at Brookings.

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