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ERIC Number: ED100922
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Teacher Corps in Vermont: The Question of Parity.
Myers, H. Bud
Growing from an intense interest in community control of education in the mid-1960s, the National Teacher Corps indicated that its programs must reflect shared decision making at the local level. More specifically, guidelines for programs stipulated that parents, representatives of the local community, state educational personnel, higher education personnel, professional association representatives, teachers, and administrators be involved in collaborative decision making. The suggested vehicle for involvement was identified as the "school-community council." Unfortunately, guidelines were vague with respect to the nature of the involvement at the local level. Time limitations, bureaucratic "red tape," and the composition of the local steering committee to include individuals whose needs are often at odds with each other have compounded the problem. What can be done to make these groups more effective? Collaboration seems to depend a great deal on the clarity with which each of the collaborators understands his or her own goals to program design. In addition, a firm resolution by communities and colleges not to sell their own opportunity to design effective programs for a few dollars will carry a message that real collaboration begins with people. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Vermont