ERIC Number: ED151988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Grass Roots Alternative: A Citizens' Approach to Community Education.
Elsbree, Katie; And Others
The genesis of the Ocean Beach, California, Community School is described in this volume by three of the participants in its formation. A grassroots effort, the school was started amidst a certain degree of controversy and resistance from already established community organizations. The authors describe the processes they went through to gather broader support for the idea, to assess community needs, to form and work with a community education advisory council, to put together an educational program, and to evaluate the community school. One chapter, written by the community school director, describes the political and interpersonal problems that had to be resolved to get the program running smoothly. (DS)
Descriptors: Administrators, Advisory Committees, Community Action, Community Education, Community Involvement, Community Schools, Elementary Education, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship
Wayne Robbins, Project Director, Center for Community Education, Department of Education, San Diego County, 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, California 92111 ($3.95; make check payable to the California Community Education Association)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: San Diego County Dept. of Education, CA. Center for Community Education.
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