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Option: social science Lecturer In Social Science
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SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY
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1 INTRODUCTION 4
2 NEED FOR SCHOOL COMMUNITY
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3 IMPORTANT COMMUNITY
BRINGNING THE COMMUNITY
TO THE SCHOOL
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5 CONCLUSION 8
6 REFERENCES 9
Community is the most important resource for
education of the child. It provides the first hand learning
experience about way of living. It is through his active
participation in community life that a child learns and
develop the basic concept of history geography, economics
etc. including various aspect of living in a community.
The community is a treasure house of rich &varied source &
can so it can enrich &supplement learning in social studies.
To fully utilize the community resources an important role
has to be played by teachers, administrators, parents
The community provides the connection between past
&present& it inspires men everywhere. It has a dignity &a
For utilizing the community resources fully in the school
should take itself to the community.
THE NEED FOR SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIP.
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The school is the product of community which is called upon
to serve. In this connection Prof. Ryburn has opined, there
must be a vital connection between the life of the pupils in
the school & the life of community in which they come. There
must be a vital connection between the school which is the
corporate life of pupils, teachers &community, otherwise the
school can never succeed in its aim of enabling its pupils to
get out &to face society &make necessary adjustment nor
can it, as a corporate body ,even have the vital influence on
the community which it ought to have.”
For strengthening the relationship between the school &the
community following suggestions be given due consideration:
1. Decentralize education & right persons from community
be allowed due participation in management of schools.
2. Each school should have a local advisory committee
consisting of notable persons the community.
3 .important &respectable members from community be
extended invitations to attend important school functions.
4. Parent day-be organized every year in the school.
5. Parent-teacher association can be one of the vital
instruments that can help in strengthening the relationship
between the school &community.
6. It is also possible to organize community games in the
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IMPORTANT COMMUNITY RESOURCES
To make best use the available community resources, the
teacher should help his pupils to catalogue the available
resources before proceeding to study them.
The catalogue should include every information available a
about the place that can enrich instructions in social studies.
For preparing the catalogue readily usable it may be divided
into various sections as follows:
Places of historical interest: this section may include
various temples, churches, mosques, old historical
records, building, monuments, etc.
Places of geographical interest: It may include such
places as factories, mills, railway station, sea-ports, air-ports,
telephone exchange, radio station, T.V. center,
Places of social &cultural interest: this list may include
various clubs, parks, museum,zoo,art galleries, fun
&food resorts, university etc.
Places of economic interest: It includes banks, trading
centers, stock exchange, markets, dairies,LIC buildings
Government buildings: in this section should be included
hospital, police station, water supply, community
centre, various government offices etc.
A separate section be speared to catalogue traditions,
etc. of the local community.
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Bringing the community to the school.
Some of the important means of bringing the
community to the school are given below:
Celebration of festivals
School as a social recreational and cultural centre
School should become the centre of adult
education, both in rural and urban areas
a) Issuing of books to parents and other members
of the family in the name and responsibilities of
b) Opening school library for the public
c) Issuing books to the secretary of the old students
experience of the members of the public
There should be a parent – teacher association in
school which will help all concerned to understand
each other’s point of view.
Co-operation of parents in strengthening school
Association of the parents in the management of
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The words of secondary education commission, ‘’what
we should like to see in a two way traffic so that the
problems that arise in the home and community life and the
realistic experiences gained should be brought in the school
so that education may be based on the and be intimately
connected with real life and on the other hand, the new
knowledge ,skills, attitudes, values acquired in the school
should be carried into the home life to solve its problems, to
rise its standards and link up the teachers, parents and
children in one compact and naturally helpful group.’’
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Teaching of social studies –A.S Kohli
Social science education –Dr.K.Sivarajan
Anupama M R
Lr. In Social Science
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