ERIC Number: ED109036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
The Role of State Departments of Education in International Community Education.
Talbot, Walter D.
The role of a state education agency (SEA) in the development of a program for international community education is analyzed. The task of this paper is perceived to be linking the human condition internationally with the concept of community education. Community education, as presented here, engages the public in determining the role that schools play in solving individual and community problems. Roles and functions of the SEA are no longer limited to traditional tasks; rather, national trends point to new responsibilities and directions for the SEA. They are: (1) more comprehensive, coordinated planning; (2) increased evidences of coordination with related agencies; (3) new approaches to research, development, evaluation, and accountability; (4) general shifts in staffing patterns and agency size; and (5) involvement in conflict resolution. These plus basic principles guiding the SEA indicate its position in an international education program to be leadership. Also identified is an emerging role of staff development for training programs. The SEA is advised not to forget the pivot of its success -- people, whom education is to serve -- as it proceeds in linking community education with international education. (ND)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Community, Community Education, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, International Education, Leadership Responsibility, Local Issues, Public Schools, Public Support, School Community Relationship, Social Sciences, Speeches, State Boards of Education, State Departments of Education, State Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Speech presented at International Community Education Conference (2nd,El Paso, Texas, April 1975)