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ERIC Number: ED015524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS--A NEW APPROACH. ADMINISTRATION IN EDUCATION SERIES.
ENGSTROM, YVONNE; SUMPTION, MERLE R.
THIS BOOK PRESENTS A VIEW OF SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS BASED ON THE CONCEPT OF THE CHANGING SCHOOL IN THE CHANGING COMMUNITY. TO DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN A DESIRABLE AND ADEQUATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY, FOUR ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES MUST BE OPERATIVE--(1) RECOGNITION THAT THE SCHOOL IS A PUBLIC ENTERPRISE, (2) UNDERSTANDING THAT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO SEEK OUT TRUTH AND TEACH PEOPLE TO LIVE BY IT, (3) REALIZATION THAT THERE MUST BE SYSTEMATIC, STRUCTURED, AND ACTIVE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN EDUCATIONAL PLANNING, POLICY MAKING, PROBLEM SOLVING, AND EVALUATION, AND (4) RECOGNITION THAT AN EFFECTIVE TWO-WAY SYSTEM OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY IS NEEDED. TEN AREAS ARE CONSIDERED RELATIVE TO WAYS A PRIVATE CITIZEN CAN CONTRIBUTE CONSTRUCTIVELY AND EFFECTIVELY TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF EDUCATION--(1) THE PUBLIC SCHOOL IN THE MODERN COMMUNITY, (2) THE SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY POWER STRUCTURE, (3) THE ROLE OF THE COMMUNITY IN EDUCATION, (4) COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION, (5) THE CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE, (6) COMMUNICATION BETWEEN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY, (7) THE DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF COMMUNICATION, (8) PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION, (9) THE SCHOOL AND SOCIAL CHANGE, AND (10) BASIC ISSUES IN SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS. THIS DOCUMENT IS PUBLISHED BY MCGRAW-HILL BOOK COMPANY, 330 WEST 42ND STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036, 238 PAGES, $6.95. (HM)
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