ERIC Number: ED465465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Every Student Succeed: Schools and Communities Working Together.
Wulff, Bianca D.
A study circle is a group of diverse members of a community who meet with a facilitator to find common ground for solutions and actions. The Study Circles Resource Center proposes a program of Community-Wide Study Circles to talk about student success and develop ideas for action in the community and schools. This brochure provides a rational for study circles and offers appropriate discussion materials. The program described involves four meeting sessions with the following discussion topics: (1) What does a good education mean to each of us? (2) Why are some of our students not succeeding? (3) Picturing a community where all students can do their best; and (4) What specific actions do we want to take? The brochure provides a section with starting points for discussion, sample viewpoints, and facilitator tips for each of the four sessions. The final section of the brochure compiles additional tips for participants and facilitators, a description and typical agenda of the action forum that follows a round of study circles, and a bibliography of resources for further discussion and action. (KK)
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Discussion, Discussion Groups, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Meetings, Outcomes of Education, Problem Solving, Student Improvement
Study Circles Resource Center, P.O. Box 203, Pomfret, CT 06258. Tel: 860-928-2616; Fax: 860-928-3713; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.studycircles.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Topsfield Foundation, Pomfret, CT. Study Circles Resource Center.