ERIC Number: ED030200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A School-Community Communication Model: 1. Specific Behavioral Concerns of the Community for Its Youth. A Report on the Instructional Tasks Project.
Abbot, William P.; And Others
The longrange goal of the Instructional Tasks Project is to determine the requirements for an effective community-school communication model and its implementation. In the project's first year, the critical incident technique was used to identify the specific behavioral concerns of the community served by the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, for its youth. Over 1,000 persons sampled from parents, youth, school staff, and the social community contributed data from which several thousand specific valued behaviors were abstracted and then classified via content analysis into a taxonomy of community concerns. Although subsequent data obtained from nonrespondents to the original sample and selected citizens indicated that the taxonomy was comprehensive, ratings of importance were not significantly associated with frequency of behavioral concerns mentioned by respondents in the initial sample. Hopefully this taxonomy will serve to progress further toward (1) an effective model and language for school-community communications about student performances, (2) development of instructional objectives based on community concerns, and (3) a description of similarities and differences among parts of the community in their concerns for youth. [Fig.1, p14 & Table 22, p46-56 may be of doubtful legibility in HC because of size of print.] (Author/JH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Standards, Classification, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Involvement, Content Analysis, Critical Incidents Method, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Instructional Improvement, Models, Parent School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Student Behavior
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Newport-Mesa Unified School District, Newport Beach, CA.; American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.