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ERIC Number: ED382805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 98
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-930388-11-9
School Community Centers: Guidelines for Interagency Planners.
Ringers, Joseph, Jr.; Decker, Larry E.
This publication brings together ideas, techniques, and designs that have been encountered by designers of school community centers. It is intended as a guide to creating a school community center that will meet the needs of a particular community and help make it a more vibrant, healthy, desirable place in which to live. Part I (encompassing chapters 1-3) is an overview that discusses the following topics: the evolution of the school community center, changing profiles and challenges of education, and school community centers today--basic characteristics, programs, planning and design considerations, site, security, and examples. Part II focuses on the process. Chapter 4 addresses interagency linkages. Chapter 5 describes the change process--the change agent, decision-making process, cultivating allies, bureaucratic bargaining, political action, and change to a school community center. Chapter 6 looks at planning for change, including planning groups, planning for action, toward consensus, and forming and weighing options. Part III considers potential barriers. Chapter 7 identifies major barriers to change initiatives in educational systems and other concerns; Chapter 8 discusses solving problems. Topics in chapter 8 are as follows: selecting consultants, compromise, legal issues, funding, complexity, and confidentiality. Focus of part IV is on facility operation. Three chapters (9-11) cover the building, managing the center, and key elements for success. Contains 33 references. (YLB)
Mid-Atlantic Center for Community Education, Ruffner Hall, 405 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903 ($14.95; 2-9 copies: $12.95; 10 or more: $9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. Mid-Atlantic Center for Community Education.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A