ERIC Number: ED181089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Citizen Organizations: Citizen Participation in Educational Decisionmaking. Final Research Report.
Gittell, Marilyn; And Others
This study examines the ways in which parents and other community members, especially urban minorities and the poor, participate in decisions that bear on the education of their children. Information concerning the role and effectiveness of community organizations in Atlanta, Boston, and Los Angeles over a 15 month period is summarized. The information provided includes: (1) an historical overview of the role that community organizations have played in the development of school policy; (2) a description of the study's research methods and procedures; (3) types and characteristics of community organizations; (4) organizational features and interrelationships; (5) organizational effectiveness; (6) organizational policies and policy goals; (7) the politics of school systems and community organization access; and (8) the influence of the city's political culture on community participation, particularly with regard to the issue of desegregation. References are provided for each of the areas discussed. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Community Organizations, Elementary Secondary Education, Intergroup Relations, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, Organizational Effectiveness, Parent Associations, Parent Participation, Political Influences, School Community Relationship, School Policy, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles); Georgia (Atlanta); Massachusetts (Boston)