ERIC Number: ED230449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Community Education Proven Practices II. Programmatic and Fiscal Impact. Federally Funded Local Community Education Projects.
Baron, Joseph S.; And Others
The model, structure, program, and impacts of the Newton (Massachusetts) Community Schools are described as exemplary of community education service delivery. The Newton Community Schools have two components: education of the whole community and the involvement of citizens in program and policy decision-making. Section 1 of the report provides a brief description of the history and demography of Newton. Section 2 describes the model and structure of the Newton Community Schools, which includes the school commission, city-wide council, coordinators, local committees, and the central office. Considerations for the structural design of a community school are also provided. Section 3 describes the school program in terms of local decision making, services offered, program facilities, membership and registration, program personnel, and intra-agency cooperation and collaboration. In section 4, the programmatic and fiscal impacts of the program are assessed as representing an outstanding cost-efficient delivery system for services that otherwise might be eliminated in the future. The report concludes that the Newton Community Schools represent a comprehensive network that responds to neighborhood, family, and individual needs and empowers local leadership. Appendices include the city ordinance creating the schools, a list of services offered, and a training sheet on public speaking. (KC)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Citizen Participation, Citizens Councils, Community Education, Community Influence, Community Involvement, Community Schools, Community Services, Cost Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Models, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Supplementary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Newton Community Schools, West Newton, MA.
Identifiers: Newton Community Schools MA
Note: For related documents, see SO 014 527-528.