ERIC Number: ED458680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Practitioner's Guide to School Community Based Management (SCBM).
This report provides information on school community based management (SCBM) as a process for school improvement and as applied to schools on the island of Chuuk (formerly, Truk). It involves everybody within a school's community, including mayor, principal, teachers, church leaders, traditional leaders, parents, and students. As a cooperative system of local management, it allows a school greater flexibility in adjusting state rules and policies to meet the needs of the community. Some basic beliefs behind SCBM are that members of the community have the skills and the ability to decide what is best for their students, that the school community has a better idea of what is good for the school than people far away, that persons affected should share in the decisions that are made, and that students will learn more and learn better if everyone shares in their roles and responsibilities. Steps are described for starting and maintaining SCBM. The SCBM organizational model usually used in Hawai'i is also described. Considering that much of Chuuk cultural values revolve around fishing and its supporting activities, SCBM allows for the inclusion of fishing techniques, and fishing net weaving, among other relevant skills, into the curriculum. (RT)
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Pacific Islanders, School Based Management, School Community Relationship, School Culture
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Publication Type: 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.
Identifiers - Location: Federated States of Micronesia