ERIC Number: ED158430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
How to Identify Community Leaders, Problems, Resources: A Model Guidebook. Resource Materials and Training Aids. Second Revision.
Lippincott, Kenneth; Radig, John
This package has been developed as a resource guide and training aid to assist school administrators who want to improve school-community relations, to involve people meaningfully in decision-making, and to create learning experiences of quality in the community's lifelong educational process. The guidebook lists steps for identifying formal and informal community leaders, community problems, and community resources. A detailed plan is outlined for recruiting, training, and supervising volunteer interviewers. These interviewers conduct short interviews with those in formal community leadership positions and those with less formal influence. Interviewers ask community leaders to list helpful, successful, and representative community people. Respondents are also asked to identify important local problems as well as resources that should be used in dealing with community problems. Information gathered can be used to improve school-community communications, to facilitate change, to orient new administrators, to provide current information about communities undergoing rapid growth, and to select advisory committee members. The appendix includes copies of survey forms and data tabulation forms. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Community Resources, Community Surveys, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Identification, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship
Kenneth B. Lippincott, 3535 Quakerbridge Road, Trenton, New Jersey 08619
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Improvement Center, Pitman, NJ.