ERIC Number: ED360684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
What Communities Should Know and Be Able To Do about Education.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This workbook offers information about building community support for educational reform, particularly for improving mathematics and science education. Following an introductory chapter that explains the need for community support, the second chapter offers step-by-step suggestions for bringing the community together, some of which are identifying participants and building a successful coalition. The third chapter describes steps for working together to create a vision. Tips are offered for creating a dialog, deciding what issues and questions to address, conducting a professional forum, choosing coalition leaders, deciding participants' roles, gathering information about the state of education, and working toward consensus. The fourth chapter provides examples of how states and communities have used the community-building process to improve mathematics and science education and to restructure the education system as a whole. Programs implemented in Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, South Carolina, and Vermont are described. Four worksheets are included. Appendices contain suggestions for working with the media and for fundraising, examples of evidence of success in building community support, and a list of resources. (LMI)
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Community Involvement, Community Support, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Program Implementation, Science Education
Education Commission of the States, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 (Publication No. SM-93-1; $8.50 plus $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.; Annenberg Foundation, St. Davids, PA.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.