ERIC Number: ED163114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May-19
Reference Count: 0
Community Involvement in Schools: Approaches and Practices.
Walls, Robert O.
This paper presents a view of school-community relations based on the concept of change. It is held that the school should develop and maintain a close relationship with the community if it is to recognize and provide for changing educational needs. The involvement of minority groups in education, a controversial issue, is necessary in order for this responsiveness to be effected. Staff and teacher preparation, leadership support, and open communication among school personnel and community members are essential. A number of ways that concerned citizens can influence school government include participation as volunteers in school and recreational activities, membership on decision making committees, and involvement in local political issues. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnic and Special Studies (5th, St. Louis, Missouri, May 18-19, 1978)