ERIC Number: ED444264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The School-Community Interface: A Practitioner's Approach to Launching School/Community-Based Management. HSLA Monograph.
Parents and community members can become involved with schools in at least three ways: (1) direct involvement in an advisory capacity through school advisory councils, various parent organizations, or as individuals through involvement and shared decision making in School/Community-Based Management (S/C-BM); (2) hands-on involvement in school activities helping the staff and faculty in the office, library or classroom; and (3) resource persons who have expertise in areas of instruction, or special talents or skills by serving in classrooms, offices, libraries, shops, and on the athletic field. Hawaii schools are under a mandate by the state legislature to adopt S/C-BM eventually. Three major events are occurring in Hawaii related to the decentralization; that is, the school-community-based management of the school system. First the Department of Education is being restructured to make it a two-tier rather than a three-tier organization by eliminating the district intermediate level. Second, a governance study is under way with a format to accommodate the restructuring of the education system. And finally, schools are being empowered to allow more principals, teachers, students, parents, and community members to make decisions. (Contains 12 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.; Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii