ERIC Number: ED240660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Public Information on Education (P.I.E.).
Ramona Unified School District, CA.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: A well-rounded story of the strength of education is being presented by the staff and students of the Ramona Unified School District in Northern San Diego county. Select audiences of service clubs and community groups that have influence on public attitudes are visited by an educational team. Each academic team is composed of 12-18 students representing various grade levels plus select teachers and other staff members. Every academic team gives demonstrations of each major curriculum area during a 30-40 minute presentation. Materials about education are distributed and an invitation is extended to visit the neighborhood school. Benefits of our P.I.E. program have been summarized. It appears that academic team members take more pride in their school and personal achievement after having participated on a team. Parents seem to be spontaneous advocates for quality education after having been involved in a team effort. (We rely on our parents for transportation to community groups meeting in the early morning or the evening and they stay for each presentation.) The community continues to welcome each team and responds with a greater appreciation for our use of resources. At the same time, support is built for programs that are not well understood, such as bilingual education remedial or enrichment classes. We like being part of a rising tide that renews public confidence in our public schools. This document was selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Task Force on Public Confidence as descriptive of a promising practice or exemplary project worthy of highlighting for the California educational community. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ramona Unified School District, CA.