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ERIC Number: ED014798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 76
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Reference Count: 0
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TEACHER PARTICIPATION IN THE COMMUNITY, ROLE EXPECTATIONS AND BEHAVIOR.
CARSON, ROBERT B.; AND OTHERS
TO EXAMINE THE ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF TEACHERS AS SOCIAL PARTICIPANTS WITHIN THE SCHOOL AND IN THE COMMUNITY, QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY DATA WERE ANALYZED FROM A 62 PERCENT RESPONSE OF TEACHERS (508 OF 816 TOTAL) AND A 93 PERCENT RESPONSE OF NONTEACHERS (81 OF 87 TOTAL) IN THREE WESTERN OREGON COMMUNITIES. AS VIEWED BY TEACHERS, NORMATIVE EXPECTATIONS AND ACTUAL PRACTICES OF TEACHERS FOR 16 EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES (E.G., TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS, PLANNING SCHOOL PLANT EXPANSION, AND DEVELOPING SCHOOL BUDGETS) WERE INDICATED ON A CONTINUUM RANGING FROM APPROPRIATENESS OF FORMAL PARTICIPATION IN SPECIFIC DECISIONMAKING PROCESSES TO POLICY ESTABLISHMENT AND EXTENT OF PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT. ADDITIONAL MEASURES WERE DETERMINED FOR TEACHER PERCEPTION OF THEIR APPROPRIATE SOCIAL PARTICIPATION AND INFLUENCE AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL. AS VIEWED BY NONTEACHERS, COMPARATIVE DATA DEFINING TEACHER ROLE NORMS WERE OBTAINED FROM PRINCIPALS, SUPERINTENDENTS, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, AND COMMUNITY INFLUENTIALS. GENERAL FINDINGS INDICATED THAT SOCIAL PARTICIPATION EXPERIENCES AND ASPIRATIONS WITH RESPECT TO EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY LIFE ARE LIMITED FOR MOST TEACHERS IN THREE WAYS--(1) TEACHERS BELIEVE THEIR WIDE PARTICIPATION IN SUCH ACTIVITIES IS INAPPROPRIATE, (2) THEY HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED EXTENSIVELY IN THESE ACTIVITIES, AND (3) THEY DO NOT ASPIRE TOWARD A POWERFUL DECISIONMAKING ROLE EITHER IN EDUCATION OR IN COMMUNITY LIFE. FIFTY-NINE EMPIRICAL FINDINGS ARE APPENDED. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE PUBLICATIONS DEPARTMENT, CENTER FOR THE ADVANCED STUDY OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION, HENDRICKS HALL, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, OREGON 97403, FOR $2.00. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.
Identifiers: Oregon (Eugene)