Building Community: Dealing Proactively with Social and Emotional Needs of Children Chapter 4 of LEARNING WELL TOGETHER: Lessons about connecting inclusive education to whole school improvement. 2002. Section of the Final report of the Whole Schooling Research Project on building community and dealing with behavioral challenges in schools and classrooms. This was a qualitative study of 16 schools in Michigan and Wisconsin that focused on the interaction of inclusive education and exemplary schooling and teaching practices.
BUILDING COMMUNITY in the Classroom Mishael Hittie. 2000. MacArthur Elementary School, Southfield, Michigan, USA. Presentation at the International Education Summit. Paper describes key strategies for building as a sense of community in an elementary classroom.
COMMUNITY CIRCLES: A Guide for Supporting Youth. Michael Peterson and Sharon Murphy. A monograph that describes strategies for linking youth to communities, building circles of support, and engaging in person-centered planning.
COMMUNITY BUILDING IN AMERICA: AN INTRODUCTION
Michael Peterson. Paper that provides an overview of various approaches to community building in the United States.
BUILDING CARING COMMUNITIES: CONTRIBUTIONS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR ALLIES. Michael Peterson. 20 page paper that describes how efforts to include and support people with disabilities in school and community life are contributing to the social fabric for all people. The paper describes circles of support, person-centered planning, inclusive education among other approaches.
SOLVING SOCIAL PROBLEMS THROUGH COMMUNITY BUILDING
30 page paper that discusses the ways in which community building may be a central framework and set of strategies for solving serious social problems. The paper further explores strategies by which our society may more clearly understand and strengthen community building process.