ERIC Number: ED209194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The School and Its Local Environment.
Raaen, Finn Daniel
The increasing institutionalization of teaching has been a central aspect of educational developments in education in Norway because important teaching functions, previously preserved informally in the home and in the local community, have been gradually replaced by formal education. The school-community network has been weakened because few people know each other. The School and Its Local Environment is a project designed to adjust conditions in the school to facilitate full integration into the local environment and to facilitate greater participation by young people in cultural action, social services and organizations, and the working life of the community. Its management plan calls for the establishment of closely coordinated school and community committees working together to integrate the functions and activities of the school and community. Among the possible sources of resistance to the project are: (1) lack of local initiative; (2) interdisciplinary and interdepartmental disagreement; (3) negative views toward outside experts; (4) administrative and staff resistance; and (5) lack of communication. Also, the project must find a balance between local wishes and objectives and goals set by national education policies. The project is still in its initial phase, since further research is pending. (JD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Agents, Citizen Participation, Community Action, Community Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Educational Sociology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Program Design, Program Implementation, Relevance (Education), School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Social Action
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Innovation in Education, Oslo (Norway).