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Davies, Don – 1996
This policy document, directed to school board members, superintendents, and principals, makes recommendations on developing school partnerships with families and communities; discusses the benefits of school partnerships for children, families, schools, teachers, and community agencies; and identifies basic principles underlying successful…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship
Davies, Don; And Others – 1993
This progress report of a multi-site project involving eight elementary and middle schools examines the effects of the schools' family involvement program on children's learning; parent and teacher attitudes; school climate; and district, state, and federal policy. The report also examines the ways in which selected policies aid or obstruct school…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Cooperative Planning, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Davies, Don; And Others – 1978
This report explores the individual and social benefits of citizen participation in educational decision-making. This exploration combines democratic theory, historical and cultural determinants, practical experience and public opinion, and research and evaluation. Citizens participate politically in school affairs to effect changes in policy,…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Citizen Participation, Community Control, Decision Making
Davies, Don; Zerchykov, Ross – 1978
Over 800 items on citizen participation in educational decision-making, policy development, and school governance in public schools and school systems are described in this annotated bibliography. Major emphasis is on published books, pamphlets, monographs, and articles, although documents obtainable through the Educational Resources Information…
Descriptors: Accountability, Advisory Committees, Annotated Bibliographies, Child Advocacy
Davies, Don – 1974
The emphasis in this annotated bibliography is citizen participation in education in the areas of decision making, policy development, and school governance. The focus is on the public school and school system rather than on private and parochial schools. One hundred fifty books, parts of books, and published reports are annotated, together with…
Descriptors: Accountability, Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Decision Making
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Davies, Don – Childhood Education, 1978
Discusses two ways of enhancing the ability of clients of local educational services to contribute to policy decisions; first, by developing public policies which support private, voluntary citizen organizations to influence educational policies and, second, by strengthening mandated advisory councils. Briefly describes five means of implementing…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Policy Formation
Davies, Don – New Schools, New Communities, 1996
Five years of research on collaborative practices have led the Center on Families, Communities, Schools, and Children's Learning to formulate 10 policy recommendations for a comprehensive program of school, family, and community partnerships to improve the academic achievement and social success of all students. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Involvement, Cooperation, Democracy
Davies, Don; And Others – Equity and Choice, 1992
Describes the coordination of health and human services from sites within schools. Discusses funding trends and the following proposed strategies: (1) case management; (2) networking; (3) "one-stop" services; and (4) administrative consolidation. Discusses steps for advocacy, leadership, participation, and funding at the policy and local…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Community Centers, Cooperative Programs, Delivery Systems
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Davies, Don; Zerchykov, Ross – Education and Urban Society, 1981
Discusses political action by and on behalf of parents. Suggests ways that existing interest group theory can further our understanding of how parents' interest is or is not represented in educational policy making. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Associations, Parent Influence