ERIC Number: ED203478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Community Based Education Activities in Southeastern Region Teacher Corps Projects.
White, Martha; Bonney, Nancy
To gather information on the community councils mandated for each Teacher Corps project, this pilot study surveyed 34 project directors and council chairpersons in 24 southeastern projects initiated in 1978 and 1979. The study's questionnaires asked about community council elections, membership, training, leadership, meetings, procedures, interest levels, project involvement, and relationships with the community and the project's policy board. Results showed that all community councils were chosen in community-wide elections, that their members were mostly women and parents, and that they all had standard operating procedures and some involvement in project governance. They also shared similar problems involving council members' attendance, interest, and understanding of the council's role. Those councils started in 1979, however, had consistently higher levels of project and community involvement, council member attendance, and communication with the project policy board than did councils started in 1978. The explanation of these differences may lie in the 1979 councils' earlier elections and training and their use of associate members for broader community representation. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Southeastern Teacher Corps Recruitment and Community Technical Resource Center.