ERIC Number: EJ848346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
The Impact of Community Education on School Community Relations
Porter, Charles F.
Journal of School Public Relations, v25 n3 p247-254 Sum 2004
The task of achieving and maintaining good school community relations has never been easy, but new challenges bring with them a new urgency. Now, more than ever before, it is imperative for school districts to recognize and embrace community education. The community education philosophy strives to be all-inclusive. In a broad sense, it enables the community to strengthen the schools, and the schools to strengthen the community. When implemented to its fullest potential, it involves schools, parents, students, community members, and the neighboring organizations in the effective education of youth and their families. At its core, it supports school improvement, increases public involvement in and support of educational efforts, and strengthens families and communities. This article examines the benefits of integrating community education into district-level community relations through its six various components of programs and process.
Descriptors: Community Education, Public Relations, Educational Change, Change Agents, School Community Relationship, Educational Philosophy, Community Benefits, Economic Impact
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