ERIC Number: ED366107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
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Rebuilding the Home-School-Community Partnership.
Decker, Larry E.; Decker, Virginia A.
This paper outlines a process for rebuilding the educational partnership among schools, communities, and homes. The process is based on community education, which is both a philosophy of education and a model for the systematic development of community and educational partnerships. The process has four major components: (1) provision of diverse educational services; (2) development of interagency cooperation and public-private partnerships; (3) involvement of citizens in participatory problem solving and decision making; and (4) encouragement of community-improvement efforts. This paper describes seven strategies, based on community-education partnerships, for rebuilding the educational partnership and nurturing cooperative ventures among families, schools, and communities. The model views community as a process, not a program. It is recommended that educational leaders and policy makers: recognize the interconnections among the home, school, and community; define the role of the school in relation to the community; and use democratic principles and practices to connect educational systems to communities. One figure is included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Note: Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (7th, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, January 1994).