ERIC Number: ED230448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Training Volunteers in Community Education: A Manual for Staff Members in Community Decision-Making Settings.
Slotnik, William J.; And Others
Methods for encouraging community involvement and training community volunteers for decision making positions in community schools are described. The functions of community schools are to provide a broad diversity of learning opportunities and to involve citizens in assessing community needs, evaluating services, and advocating community-determined priorities. The manual begins with background information on the Newton (Massachusetts) community school structure, community school committees, the city-wide council, the community school commission, and the central office staff. Subsequent sections discuss community involvement and leadership as well as methods for program review and evaluation. Specific topics include citizen involvement, advisory councils, decision-making councils, internal organization, the staff-community relationship and structure, recruitment, training, program planning, finances, and political and personal frameworks. Evaluation topics include determining the realization of goals, the nature of citizen participation, the effectiveness of citizen involvement, and the feelings of those involved. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Adult Services.
Authoring Institution: Newton Community Schools, West Newton, MA.