ERIC Number: ED144202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Linking Schools and the Community. Education U.S.A. Special Report.
Gonder, Peggy Odell
This booklet discusses the importance of involving members of the community in public school programs and activities and presents brief profiles of current school programs and policies that are attempting to do so. The author examines in detail the kinds and extent of parent and community interaction with the schools and describes what different schools throughout the country are doing to encourage active, constructive community participation. Separate chapters of the booklet provide guidelines for 1) breaking down barriers to parent participation; 2) organizing a volunteer program; 3) involving the community in problem solving, long-range planning, goal setting, and evaluation; 4) working with advisory committees; 5) working with special interest groups; and 6) identifying critical community issues, such as decentralization, school closings, and collective bargaining. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Organizational Communication, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Volunteers
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Publication Type: Books
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