ERIC Number: ED406724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Let's Talk about Education Improvement.
Holman, Elizabeth; DePaul, Amy
Working with schools and communities across the United States, the Education Commission of the States has learned that people want to express their opinions about schools in their communities. This guide was designed to help engage all sectors of the community in conversations about education. It is suggested that holding a series of meetings about school improvement throughout the year may work best for building community partnerships in which people feel welcome in the decision-making process. The guide uses the example of New American Schools, a nationwide initiative made up of seven school reform networks or "designs." Tools and strategies for planning and hosting meetings, setting agendas, and facilitating discussions are presented. Appendices contain an outline of a discussion about local school improvement efforts. The discussion text incorporates a New American Schools "preview" video that may be ordered separately; samples of meeting agendas, ground rules, and a news release; and a list of resources and contacts. (LMI)
Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Audience Response, Discussion Groups, Elementary Secondary Education, Meetings, Public Affairs Education, Public Opinion, Public Relations, School Community Relationship, Social Attitudes
Education Commission of the States, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 (Stock No. AN-96-3; $10 plus $3 postage and handling; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.