ERIC Number: ED207179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Quality Education in South Carolina's Public Schools; State Roles and Citizen Control. A Report on Seven Public Forums.
Southeastern Public Education Program, Columbia, SC.
Presented here are the concerns raised in a series of public forums held in seven South Carolina cities in January through March 1981. The purpose of the forums was to give citizens an opportunity to express their views on the state's efforts to strengthen the quality of education in South Carolina's schools. Participants were also given the opportunity to examine the roles they can play in helping to determine state educational policies that could benefit their schools. The forums were attended by parents, educators, staff members, board members, and administrators. Each forum is reported separately and is followed by a list of each school district problem and strength identified by forum participants. Issues identified and ideas expressed varied widely. Also included are the results of an opinionnaire identifying citizen views on methods to be used by the State Board of Education to improve communication with local citizens. Recommendations from the project director to the State Board of Education, General Assembly, and State Department of Education conclude the report. The appendix includes results of six State Department of Education "listening sessions" conducted to encourage citizens to express their ideas for improving the quality of South Carolina's schools. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Public Education Program, Columbia, SC.
Identifiers: Forums; South Carolina
Note: Funded By the South Carolina Committee for the Humanities.