ERIC Number: ED188339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Patterns of Citizen Participation in Educational Decisionmaking. Volume II. Grassroots Perspectives: Diverse Forms of Participation.
Davies, Don; And Others
This second volume of a status report on citizen participation in educational decision-making considers in more detail a variety of channels for participation. In chapter 1, three examples of community councils illumine the importance of race, class, and economic factors in patterns of participation. Chapter 2 focuses on mandated school councils with examples that cover the spectrum from a school where a community board, dominated by poor and working-class people, has substantial delegated authority, to a school where citizen participation is an illusion. Chapter 3 describes six grass-roots neighborhood associations that illustrate the range of ways in which citizens can organize to influence public policy and solve community problems. Chapter 4 describes child advocacy organizations that demonstrate substantial policy impact through advocacy on behalf of both individual children and classes of children. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.
Note: Prepared as part of "Citizen Organizations: A Study of Citizen Participation in Educational Decisionmaking." For a related document, see EA 012 794.