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ERIC Number: ED035693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 22
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Some Basic Guidelines for Building Parent Participation Groups to Effect Changes in the Public School System.
Schram, Barbara A.
While the concept of decentralization does highlight parent participation in school affairs, the actual process of getting parents involved in educational decision making is one of progressively building up confidence, knowledge, and skills of strategies which the system has withheld from them in the past. A small group of risk-taking parents can gradually participate more by making projects visible and involving. As the group becomes a place of support and excitement for the parent, isolation and fear of confrontation begins to be be overcome. In addition, through reaching out to similar groups in progressive stages, the group increases its sense of determination, strength, and knowledge. As it gains a high level of sophistication it must, in turn, contribute to newer groups in an effort to constantly increase the coalition power of parents throughout the city. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (KG)
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Authoring Institution: Two Bridges Parent Development Program, New York, NY.