ERIC Number: ED352732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Community Involvement in School Improvement. Report Series 1992, No. 3.
Amstutz, Donna; And Others
The potential of community education for building partnerships that help schools become the active agents for addressing social change is discussed in the five papers that make up this report. The first paper, by Donna Amstutz, presents an overview of the purposes and models of community education. Next, a paper by Monica Beglau discusses forms of parent/school/university partnerships that strengthen the school-community bond. Wyoming's statewide initiatives, the benefits of cooperative planning, and "how to's" for community involvement meetings are also described. Paper number 3, by Donna Whitson, identifies some of the community resources that are available to most school systems and specific resources for Wyoming schools. The fourth paper, by Dick Naumann, discusses methods for encouraging volunteers and the reasons for using them. Strategies to motivate schools to reflect community diversity are provided in the final chapter by Caroline Sherritt. A Wyoming State government reorganization chart is included. (Contains 40 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Community Cooperation, Community Education, Community Schools, Community Support, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, School Community Relationship, State Programs
Wyoming Center for Educational Research, University of Wyoming, College of Education, P.O. Box 3374 University Station, Laramie, WY 82071 ($8).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie. Wyoming Center for Educational Research.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming