ERIC Number: ED097763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A New Consciousness: Challenging, Choosing, Changing. The Story of the Ironbound Community Learning Center. Perspective Series No. 6.
Dolan, Jeanne; Parsons, Tim
The publication describes a community learning center established in Newark, New Jersey, in 1969 with concern for children, parents, and people trapped by the limiting institutions of our cities, and which is composed of three program components: a day care center (for 60 three to five year olds), an after school and summer program (for 50-100 elementary age children), and a community school (for 70 kindergarten through 8th grade children). The center emphasizes parent decisionmaking, staff-parent cooperation, and open education; and racial and ethnic diversity mark both the student population and the active parents. (Photographs may reproduce poorly.) (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Community Control, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Community Schools, Decision Making, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Learning Laboratories, Open Education, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Program Descriptions, Relevance (Education), Self Actualization, Urban Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey