ERIC Number: ED224116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Building Bridges: School Board Members' Political Roles. A Manual for Workshop Leaders. Keys to School Boardsmanship. A Program of Continuing Education for School Board Members.
The materials in this manual are designed to help workshop leaders prepare for and present a workshop for school board members on the political roles played by the board and its individual members. Three possible workshop focuses are treated, covering political roles at the local level, at the state level, and, in cases of cooperation, between school districts. These workshops are intended to provide school board members and superintendents an opportunity to identify, analyze, discuss, and develop responses to the changing politics of education. The manual consists of six sections: an introduction; three sections on planning, presenting, and evaluating the workshops; a selection of resource materials; and a section containing a booklet for workshop participants on each of the three workshop topic areas. The discussion of planning covers the scope and focus of the workshop, resource and background materials, and the procedures, physical arrangements, and participant groupings suitable. The presentation section includes sequential descriptions of activities in each of the three workshops, as well as of introductory activities. The resource materials provided include papers on both educational politics and interdistrict cooperation, and masters from which transparencies for projection at the workshops can be reproduced. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Agency Cooperation, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Leaders Guides, Management Development, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Districts, State School District Relationship, Superintendents, Workshops
Publications, National School Boards Association, 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State School Directors Association, Olympia.; Montana School Boards Association, Helena.; National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers: Board of Education Members; Politics of Education
Note: For related documents, see EA 015 201-212. Also contributing to the development of this document were the Idaho School Boards Association, the Oregon School Boards Association, and the Association of Alaska School Boards.