ERIC Number: ED308378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Promising Practices in Community Education. Schools and Communities Working Together To Enrich K-12 Education.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy. Office of Community Education.
Intended to provide educators and community leaders in Massachusetts with an overview of the ways in which community education practices can strengthen K-12 education, this document explains community education, describes three community education projects in detail, gives implementation models, and lists organizational and printed resources. Chapter 1 defines community education, lists the three principles upon which it is based, and explains the benefits of community education. Chapter 2 describes projects in three Massachusetts cities (Uxbridge, Falmouth, and Boston) and includes information on the factors considered critical for success and implications for replication of the projects. Chapter 3 supplies information about the change process as it applies to establishing community education projects, a list of steps to be taken when planning and implementing a community education project, a conceptual model of a three-year project for promoting K-12 community education, and a sample action plan that can be adapted for local needs. Chapter 4 contains information on 33 other community education programs in Massachusetts. Appendix A lists contact persons for additional community education programs in the state. Appendix B lists resources under two headings: organizations and publications. (CML)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Citizen Participation, Community Coordination, Community Education, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, School Community Relationship, School Support
Office of Community Education, Massachusetts Dept. of Education, 1385 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy. Office of Community Education.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts