ERIC Number: ED093865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Real Alternative: The Final Report and Recommendations of the Community National Field Task Force on the Improvement and Reform of American Education.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This report is one of six to be released by as many task forces on educational improvement and reform. The main body of this report consists of five sections: (a) an introduction, which briefly describes the work of the task force; (b) a description of the alternative of community participation in education; (c) recommendations; (d) access to information; and (e) training recommendations. The task force takes the position that as long as education is left to the professional educators who maintain the status quo, there will be no real change and that "reform" will leave those who are outside the mainstream of American education and life as victimized as ever. To involve the community, the task force recommends a change in the system of information dissemination and the training of local community members in analysis of both information and the needs of the community. The new information dissemination to the community would be through ERIC and through Community Information Offices (COIs), each of which would serve as a check on the effectiveness of the other and, in combination, would assure that information reached the local level in a timely fashion. The report includes examples of 12 modules to be used in training active community members in information flow, analysis, and usage. The report has nine appendixes. (HMD)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Information Services, Community Involvement, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Utilization, Institutes (Training Programs)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Improvement of Educational Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.