ERIC Number: ED199918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Working Papers: Community Councils.
Morris, Richard, Comp.; Seymour, Nancy, Ed.
The Institute for Responsive Education (IRE) is a private, nonprofit organization involved in research, policy analysis, assistance to local sites, and development of a national information clearinghouse and network for citizen groups. IRE recommends an approach to community based education that encourages citizen participation in decision-making and active program involvement. IRE lends on-site assistance to school-community councils by sharing the ideas of other successful groups, and by recommending appropriate written materials for lay participants. In addition, IRE assists local groups in the process of defining their needs, issues, and agendas for action. Policy recommendation based on documented research in the area of citizen participation has resulted in the dissemination of publications that seek to increase policy coordination among various levels of government and promote effective school decision-making. The IRE library and information service has assembled advisory council packets on a variety of topics designed to assist local school councils in developing new policies, practices, and alternatives. (JEH)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizens Councils, Clearinghouses, Community Education, Community Influence, Community Information Services, Community Involvement, Community Role, Community Support, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Policy Formation, Program Development, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.
Note: Prepared as part of the Community Council Assistance Project. Funded through the Eastern Recruitment and Community Resource Center.