ERIC Number: ED039271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Community Control of Schools. Studies in Social Economics.
Levin, Henry M., Ed.
The conference proceedings which comprise this book focus on three problem areas: (1) Objectives and social implications of community governance of city schools, covered as follows: Harold Pfautz discusses the long-run impact of community-governed schools on goals of racial equality and harmony, Mario Fantini suggests the curriculum and other factors that might be the focus of community efforts to improve urban schools, Leonard Fein examines the present schooling approach and contrasts it with a community-oriented strategy for educating minority Americans, and Robert Maynard links the community school movement to the general surge for black self-determination; (2) Redistribution of power, treated as follows: Marilyn Gittell discusses the roles of participants in the changing circumstances, Robert Lyke examines the lack of response of city school boards to minority student needs, Rhody McCoy describes the formation of the Ocean Hill Brownsville school district, and Michael Moskow and Kenneth McLennan detail the probable impact of school decentralization on teacher negotiations; and, (3) Procedures that might be established to make decentralization more effective than centralized administration, covered as follows: Thomas James and Henry Levin present criteria for financing schools, and Anthony Downs suggests incentive schemes to improve urban school operation. A summary, by Henry Levin, of the conference proceedings completes the book. (RJ)
Descriptors: Black Community, Black Power, Community Control, Community Schools, Decentralization, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, School Community Relationship, School District Autonomy, School Districts, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Militancy, Urban Schools
Brookings Inst., 1775 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($7.50)
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Authoring Institution: Brookings Institution, Washington, DC.
Note: Papers presented at the Brookings Conference on the Community School, Washington, D.C., December 1968