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ERIC Number: ED177241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Community Control of Education, A Concept Paper.
Napier, Shirley
This paper explores how the idea of community control came about, what the concept is, and some implications it might have for communication practices in school systems. Social and political conditions which led to the idea of community control of education are reviewed. Particular attention is given to the dissatisfaction of minority groups and the urban poor with their exclusion from educational decisionmaking and the inequities faced by blacks in the public education system. The roles of decentralization, parent involvement, and community participation in community control are analyzed. Leadership commitment to change and effective communication are discussed as they influence community control and the quality and accountability of education. Specific strategies that might be used by school administrators for effecting open communication practices between schools and communities are outlined. (EB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A