ERIC Number: ED443938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Putting the Public in Public Education: Preliminary Community Vision Workbook.
Gibbs, Courtenay; Bradbury, Tom
As part of the Community Vision Initiative, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Education Foundation conducted a series of educational forums that included 94 guided discussions and focus groups. About 400 to 500 citizens and educators participated in at least 1 of the discussions. Eight major categories emerged as concerns for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools: (1) shared core values; (2) quality education for all children; (3) equity across the board; (4) teachers and teaching matter for student achievement; (5) parent involvement; (6) community involvement; (7) action and accountability; and (8) the environment for education. This report presents summaries of discussions about each of these issues. Recognizing these community concerns is a first step that must be followed by processes of engagement, setting priorities, determining a focus, and program implementation. Appendixes contain plans for scheduled meetings and a list of components of the Community Vision Initiative completed to date. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Community Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Focus Groups, Parent Participation, Urban Schools, Values
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Education Foundation, Two First Union Center Suite 1725, Charlotte, NC 28282. Tel: 704-335-0100; Fax: 704-334-3545; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: www.cmef.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Education Foundation, NC.