ERIC Number: ED112455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Community Involvement in Educational Governance. [NAESP] School Leadership Digest Second Series, Number 2. [ERIC/CEM Research Analysis Series, Number 17].
The intent of this paper is to come to terms with some of the philosophical issues raised by community involvement in the education power structure. The literature reviewed identifies some of the underlying assumptions and explores some implications of increased citizen involvement for both educators and the society they serve. Two modes of thought emerge in the literature on community involvement: the democratic ideal that citizens should have control over the governmental institutions they create, and the contradictory view that the experts (educators) should have control over policy. The complex nature of the issues, as viewed by professional educators and community involvement advocates, is developed in the report. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Centralization, Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Consumer Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Literature Reviews, Organizational Change, Political Power, Power Structure, Professional Personnel
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($2.50, single copy; $25.00 plus postage and handling, complete series of 12 issues)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Washington, DC.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.