ERIC Number: ED215135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Public Involvement: The Home-School-Community Partnership. Practical Handles 3.
Langton, Kim, Comp.
This book contains 54 articles providing examples of how to involve the public, home, and community effectively in an educational partnership. It consists of four sections. In the first section various aspects of encouraging parent involvement are addressed, including using television to improve family relationships, bridging the gap between parents and children, developing parents' Title I participation, and strengthening the home as an educational institution. Discussed next are such efforts in utilizing community resources as programs for the gifted and talented, law-related education for adults, utilization of living historians, museum programs, banking programs, police efforts at youth relations, and 4-H programs. Included among those topics covered in a section on home/community/school participation in planning and decision making are discipline, community councils, PTA involvement, the community educator as change agent, parent/teacher/student problem solving committees, problems caused by rapid community growth, and recruiting local support. The following areas are examined in a section on interagency cooperation: programs for developmentally disabled preschoolers, school government cooperation, agency cooperation to achieve cost effectiveness, and establishing an adult education program in the private sector. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Citizen Participation, Community Education, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Decision Making, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Secondary Education, State Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City. Div. of Community Education.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to colored paper and ink.