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A school but not as we know it! Towards schools for networked communities


Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2016 | Australian Association for Research in Education | Published : 2016


School facilities are some of the most underutilised public assets in Australia. Yet, opportunities to better utilise and enhance school facilities though offering a range of services to growing communities are increasingly being recognised. Across the country, state governments are endorsing the development of schools as community hubs, based on indications from overseas of better education, health and well-being outcomes for students, as well as benefits to their families and the public. How best to proceed with the development of community oriented schools in Australia however, remains an open question due to a lack of knowledge about; a) what types of services – beyond the academic – sho..

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