Community, Education, K-12 Education
Simon Fraser University
The school superintendent and new school board wanted to find a way to change the discourse that emphasized labor discord, teacher-employer conflict, and a government that was strongly focused on measuring student achievement. They wanted instead to emphasize collaborative learning communities and make the experience of the individual learner the center of the discourse.
Eighteen schools grades 8-12, 88 elementary schools, and seven adult learning centers were invited to apply to be part of the learning inquiry. Out of these eight were chosen to be a part of the inquiry.
This articles describes the whole process and the learning outcomes.