ERIC Number: ED048403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Community School Movement. Community Issues, December 1970.
Between the summer of 1968 and May 1969, 30 community controlled school projects were studied. Observations of community school curricula, community involvement and integration, and the like are summarized. Strategies for control are grouped under the same three structures utilized in the three chapters of project profiles: public school subsystems, independent community schools, and minority-controlled State school districts. Within public systems are found such strategies as direct pressure, utilizing broad Federal and State programs, enlisting under university auspices, accenting innovation, finding new resources, and bargaining. Seventeen projects representing efforts to transform a regular public school program into one in which greater control is exercised by the parents, residents and/or students of the school community are described. Independent community schools competing with public schools for funds were studied in four major cities. Minority controlled State school districts in Michigan, Texas, and California are summarily described. The last chapter, "The Future: The Support and Spread of Community Schools," includes the following: "A Model: Small Parent-Controlled Public Schools"; a discussion of the broader needs of community school development; and a summary of major recommendations. (JM)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Black Community, Community Control, Community Influence, Community Schools, Financial Support, Inner City, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Inst. for Community Studies.