ERIC Number: ED464996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Communities at Work: A Guidebook of Strategic Interventions for Community Change.
This guidebook presents strategic interventions for community change. It is designed to build an understanding of six strategic interventions and create the capacity to deploy them. It helps local education funds (LEF) engage their communities, organize parents and other residents, advocate for sound policy, and work with districts and teachers. These activities fall into six categories: community dialogue, constituency building for organizing and advocacy, engaging practitioners, collaboration with districts, policy analysis, and legal strategies. Each of the interventions includes the following components: a description of and rationale for the intervention; two LEF examples of the intervention at work; lessons learned from the efforts (key lessons from both of the LEFs are compiled); tools (such as questionnaires, a facilitator's guide, and models of related efforts) to help LEFs implement interventions on their own; and resources that provide references to additional information. (SM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Involvement, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Analysis, Public Education, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Teacher Participation
For full text: http://www.PublicEducation.org/download/CAW.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Public Education Network, Washington, DC.