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ERIC Number: ED152921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
Whatever Happened to the Community Control Movement?
Osborne, Donald L.
The movement for community control of schools allowed for the participation of parents in educational policy with regard to their local schools. This movement was aimed at increasing the participation of inner city parents in the schools. This movement has currently slowed down. In large metropolitan areas, the size of the educational system has made it difficult for meaningful parent participation to occur. Community control has inspired some measure of educational reform, but has failed to achieve its goal of meaningful participation by inner city residents in educational policy. The failure of this movement to achieve its goal is not attributable to a failure to perceive the needs of parents, but rather to the events of our time which have relegated it to the bottom rung of the educational priorities ladder. Although the community control movement has run into difficulties, positive experiences with it in some locations and the increasing percent of the poor in urban areas may lead to a revival of the movement. The concept of community control may be what still is needed to make public education viable in urban areas. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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