ERIC Number: ED175984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Education for All People: A Grassroots Primer.
de Groot, Jane, Ed.
This book provides information about national organizations which can help parents, citizens, and grassroots organizations become more directly involved in educational policymaking. Emphasis is placed on how and where to get information and the kinds of information needed. Relevant information is provided for the following topics: (1) public schools; (2) parent and student rights; (3) special education; (4) bilingual education; (5) food, health, and safety in schools; (6) school desegregation; (7) how to evaluate a school; (8) how to help a child at home; and (9) getting funds. Chapters on each of these topics also recommend specific publications and resources for further information and help. Also included are sections on Federal programs, minority news media, and a listing of various topics of concern to grassroots people. A "Tool Kit" contains a list of hotlines for families and children in crisis; samples of letters to principals, school boards, and other officials; checklists for evaluating schools; practical suggestions for dealing with school officials; and other tips for concerned citizens. A directory of national organizations which help grassroots groups is provided. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Guides, Information Sources, National Organizations, National Programs, Parent Participation, Public Schools
Institute for Responsive Education, 704 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 ($3.95)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.
Note: Guide prepared through the Program on Educational Policy and Organization