ERIC Number: ED184210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Community Council Governance: A Case Study of Region One, Detroit Public Schools. A Final Report--Volume II, September 15, 1978 through September 14, 1979. A Monograph.
Barnwell, Eleanor I.; Hall, Burnis, Jr.
This case study concerns the school-community councils in Region One, one of the eight regions of the Detroit Public School System. School-community councils in this region were selected, in part, because they have been in the vanguard of the movement (approximately 18 years) to involve citizens in the decision-making processes at the local school level. The case study has been written for practitioners looking for help in improving the effectiveness of community councils and in identifying competencies essential to the role of a community council member. The authors believe the experiences of council members could serve as a model for community involvement in other sections of the United States. The case study is presented in two time sequences: 1960 to 1970, the years immediately preceding decentralization of the school system; and 1971 to 1978, the seven years following decentralization of the school system. Data were collected from published and unpublished research concerned with the region's school-community councils. Chapters describe the development of local school-community councils during the time periods and identify and analyze forces that influenced the development of these councils, their structure, and the way they function. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Coll. of Education.