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Downey, Tamara

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Works: 4 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 5 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Tamara Downey
Learning and Identity: The Intersection of Micro and Macro Processes in Identity Formation for Students and the Community in a Small Rural Town The Wesley Experience by Doug Lloyd( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wesley College, a private urban secondary school, sought a rural location where ninth-grade students could spend a term in a community-based, experientially-derived curriculum to enhance their sense of self and community. The small town of Clunes, in Victoria (Australia), accepted Wesley's initiative and since 2000, Wesley has operated a campus there. Data on 22 students attending the Clunes campus were collected via standardized tests, focus groups, participant observations, teacher comments, questionnaires, and interviews. Relatively few students substantially integrated with adolescent community members, although a majority had some interaction with the community through community service or Clunes project activities. Further development of links between the school and community would increase student-community engagement. To assess Clunes residents' views of the impacts of the school on the community, 119 community members, businesses, and adolescents were surveyed. The school's presence was regarded positively. However, because this initiative originated with the school and not the town, there are issues of uncertainty regarding "ownership." School staff do not wish to impose on the town. Community members assist when requests are appealing, yet otherwise get on with their own affairs. This creates a gentle form of "stand-off" that is not discussed formally. Establishing a mechanism for such discussions would facilitate resolution of any tensions that may arise and provide a forum for purposeful collaborative planning. (TD)
Who's Owning Whom and Why Does It Matter? Looking at Learning as Community Development by Doug Lloyd( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wesley College, a private urban secondary school, established a rural campus in the small town of Clunes, Victoria (Australia), where ninth-grade students could spend a term in a community-based, experientially-derived curriculum to enhance their sense of self and community. A study examined the extent to which Clunes community members regarded Wesley College as having integrated into the community and contributed to it. Surveys were conducted with 50 community members, 44 businesses, and 20 adolescents, and Wesley teachers in Clunes and other key informants were interviewed. Community members felt that the school was making a positive contribution to social life in Clunes and that social mixing between school and community members was occurring. The school was considered to be improving the town's economic situation and business opportunities. The school's contribution to learning opportunities for community members was evidenced by increased use of knowledge, skills, and talents in Clunes. However, the community did not feel that the school's resort-style buildings added to the attractiveness or the heritage environment of Clunes, or that they fit in with the rural setting of the township. Community views were evenly split as to whether the school was helping to link different groups in Clunes as a result of community-based activities of Wesley students. (TD)
Grampians Virtual School : virtual, blended provision : what has it achieved?( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report focuses on a case study of the Wimmera Virtual School (now known as the Grampians Virtual School) and howÂtheÂmeaningfulÂinclusionÂofÂtechnologies intoÂteachingÂandÂlearningÂcan createÂnewÂandÂsignificantÂpossibilitiesÂforÂruralÂeducation. ÂIt intends to promote discussion about technology in education and blending learning in schools by outlining the evolution of the Grampians Virtual School, including learning with technologies; student learning outcomes; and learning outcomes for teachers. [Introduction, ed]
"Learning in community and life in community" : the concept of a community as a classroom by Tamara Downey( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This thesis presents the Clunes community's view of the impact of Wesley College on Clunes."
 
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