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ERIC Number: ED355139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Local Case Study: History and Community Support in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Stillman, Ronni Gordon
This document presents a case study of the reinstatement of Advanced Placement European History at Brookline High School (Massachusetts). The paper explores the parents' role in reviving the course and indicates that proponents of the course were rebuffed despite a petition campaign in support of the course. Course backers formed the "Brookline Committee for Quality Education" to press for greater accountability in the public school system. That group, with the support of the press, was partly successfully in a second petition drive. The course returned to the curriculum, but on the condition that students also took a non-Western studies course. The study concluded that parents can have a positive effect on their children's education. The study further underscores the idea that students themselves can be courageous in working with parents and teachers alike to fight for quality education for themselves and for all students. (LBG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A