ERIC Number: ED416275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Improving the Academic Performance of Urban At-Risk Students in West Virginia through Development of a Parent-Community-School (PCS) Collaborative Education Model. Urban Education. Annual Report 1991.
James, Betty Harris
The Community Liaison to Urban Education (CLUE) program operates from the Appalachia Educational Laboratory to research, develop, and implement a collaborative parent-community-school (PCS) education model designed to initiate and sustain the involvement of nonadvantaged parents, community leaders, and community organizations in the education of urban youth with a focus on at-risk populations. The CLUE program identified key urban leaders, established a network of statewide leadership, community representatives, school personnel, and social service agencies interested in urban education. It then offered training opportunities and established a pilot test of the PCS model in one community in Charleston, West Virginia. Data on the collaborative process used in the pilot demonstration site were collected and analyzed. At the end of 1991 activities, the CLUE program had held a statewide meeting of educational leaders interested in improving urban education in West Virginia. This group had cooperated with the CLUE program to develop the PCS pilot test. Community meetings had been held in the Chandler elementary school community in a Charleston housing project, and educational needs had been identified. A community residents' council was strengthened through training, publication, and meeting facilitation efforts of the CLUE program director. A linkage between the resident school council did not materialize in 1991, and the PCS model has yet to be implemented in the Chandler school community. In addition to these activities, the CLUE program has produced newsletters and assisted in the development of funding proposals for the community residents' council. (Contains five tables and two figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia