ERIC Number: ED309286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Schools and Communities Working Together To Enrich K-12 Education, #II. Promising Practices in Community Education.
Freedman, Susan; Keenan, Rayna
This handbook contains 30 profiles describing school-community partnerships in Massachusetts that address diverse educational issues with creative strategies and solutions. The programs exemplify one or more of the following community education principles: use of community resources to enhance curriculum and instruction; citizen involvement in the educational planning and decision-making process; and school-agency cooperation and coordination. Projects are grouped according to the community education objective they best exemplify, with programs that fully integrate two or more community education principles placed in the category of "integrated approaches." The projects represent many different aspects of the educational process and include programs that address academic enrichment; world-of-work readiness; prevention of substance abuse, school failure, and illiteracy; parent involvement in school advisory councils; and other academic and school climate issues. For each project, the following information is provided: grade level, target population, school system/school, address, contact person and telephone number, and program goals. The description of the project includes background on the community involved, the successes and limitations of the project, and obstacles that have been faced. An appendix lists 92 publications and 13 organizations as resources for community education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Citizen Participation, Community Education, Community Resources, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Demonstration Programs, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Development, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship
Office of Community Education, Massachusetts Dept. of Education, 1385 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy. Office of Community Education.
Note: For a related document, see ED 308 378.