A new documentary has been released by producer Bob Gliner about the convergence of learning and service called Communities as Classrooms. The documentary discusses an education experiment in El Salvador that celebrates learning in the community to reiterate regular classroom skills. The documentary airs this coming Wednesday night, July 20 at 9:30 PM in the greater Washington D.C. area on PBS station, WHUT.
Here is a brief summary:
Communities as Classrooms shows an educational experiment in participatory democracy that can serve as a model here in the US – where viewers see students become actively engaged in solving problems in their own communities, not as an extra-curricular activity, but as part of learning math, language, writing and other basic educational skills – skills they see as necessary to solving the issues their communities face.
Bob Gliner has won awards for the many documentaries all over the nation in places like Michigan and Oregon and the world in countries including India.
You can read about all his documentaries, including this one, as well as watch trailers and order the full films here: http://docmakeronline.com/