ERIC Number: ED346579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Survey of Virginia's School/Community Partnerships: A Description. 1990-1991.
Virginia State Dept. of Volunteerism, Richmond.
School/community partnerships have been promoted as an essential ingredient for educational reform in the United States. Before implementing the Community/Classroom Partnerships Project, a statewide survey was conducted in 1990 in Virginia to elicit information about school/community partnerships. The mail and telephone survey was administered to 133 school district superintendents, of whom 115 responded. The first part of the report provides a survey overview, and the second part summarizes responses to each of the 12 survey questions. Information is provided about partnership demographic characteristics, the kinds and length of involvement, origin, goals and outcomes, resources, and recommendations for improvement. Conclusions are that partnerships in Virginia are abundant, broadly defined, diverse, and viewed as related to school reform. Successful programs are well organized, and "Adopt-a-School" programs are most popular. With increasing demand for measurable results, monitoring and needs assessment plans are crucial. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Criminal Justice Services, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Volunteerism, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia