In which ways schools working as learning communities better relate teachers, children and families’ epistemological beliefs and better connect children’s diverse out-of-school knowledge? 

Schools as learning communities is an educational model that has already been recommended to be expanded in the enlarged EU. European Commission presented a proposal for a Council Recommendation on policies to combat early school leaving that included schools as Learning Communities by contributing to create a “favourable context for reducing school drop-out and for helping pupils at risk of dropping out”[1]




[1] European Commission, Tackling early school leaving: A key contribution to the Europe 2020 Agenda, Brussels, COM(2011) 18 final, accessed December 15, 2011.