ERIC Number: ED194504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Imperative for Change: A Goal for the Next Five Years.
National Committee for Citizens in Education, Columbia, MD.
The most serious problem affecting education is the poor opinion in which it is held by the public. The uncertain nature of the school's mission, fragmented leadership, and citizen isolation are among the reasons for negative reactions. A shared decision-making process with greater citizen involvement is imperative if schools are to truly regain public respect. Parents, citizens, and students must be included in the process as true partners with the professionals. There must also be a formal mechanism which provides genuine authority for the school council to make decisions affecting the school. School boards and superintendents must delegate a significant portion of their perceived and real prerogatives to that council and devise carefully drawn but not oppressive limits to its authority. (SAS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Committee for Citizens in Education, Columbia, MD.
Note: Prepared for Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers." For entire document (microfiche only), see ED 185 660. For individual documents (microfiche and paper copy), see SP 016 934.