ERIC Number: ED194978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Community Involvement in Education--Educational Policy Developments in the United Kingdom.
Watson, J. K. P.
Maintaining that there is considerable confusion over the term "community education," this paper begins by offering a number of definitions. It then seeks to unravel some of the complexities of community education as it exists in the United Kingdom; to explain the growth of interest; to examine the underlying principles and different models and typologies in operation; to look at levels of management and decision-making in both comparative and contrasting case studies; and, finally, to comment on some of the problems, issues, and weaknesses that are highlighted as a result of the community education movement. The author concludes that many institutions in the United Kingdom that claim to be community schools or colleges fail to live up to expectations in some major respects. If there is to be greater community involvement, there needs to be a restructuring of management, community control over a percentage of funds, and a willingness on the part of teachers to renounce some of their professional monopoly. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Community Centers, Community Development, Community Education, Community Involvement, Community Schools, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, School Community Relationship, Shared Facilities
Not available separately; see EA 013 022.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.
Identifiers: United Kingdom
Note: Published in "Canadian and Comparative Educational Administration" (EA 013 022). Based on a paper presented at the International Intervisitation Program in Educational Administration (4th, Montreal and Vancouver, Canada, May 1980). For related documents, see EA 013 022-050.