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ERIC Number: ED230449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Community Education Proven Practices II. Programmatic and Fiscal Impact. Federally Funded Local Community Education Projects.
Baron, Joseph S.; And Others
The model, structure, program, and impacts of the Newton (Massachusetts) Community Schools are described as exemplary of community education service delivery. The Newton Community Schools have two components: education of the whole community and the involvement of citizens in program and policy decision-making. Section 1 of the report provides a brief description of the history and demography of Newton. Section 2 describes the model and structure of the Newton Community Schools, which includes the school commission, city-wide council, coordinators, local committees, and the central office. Considerations for the structural design of a community school are also provided. Section 3 describes the school program in terms of local decision making, services offered, program facilities, membership and registration, program personnel, and intra-agency cooperation and collaboration. In section 4, the programmatic and fiscal impacts of the program are assessed as representing an outstanding cost-efficient delivery system for services that otherwise might be eliminated in the future. The report concludes that the Newton Community Schools represent a comprehensive network that responds to neighborhood, family, and individual needs and empowers local leadership. Appendices include the city ordinance creating the schools, a list of services offered, and a training sheet on public speaking. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Newton Community Schools, West Newton, MA.