NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED159818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Community School Development.
Sullivan, Keith C.
As well as describing the present state of development of community schools in the province of Alberta, this study also examined the organizational and environmental characteristics of Alberta community school education programs. Questionnaires were completed by 93 school administrators, 462 teachers and 1,110 community members. Interviews were held with 84 students and 28 administrators. Findings indicated that in none of the schools was the community school education component developed as much as in a hypothetical model chosen. The regular program at the community schools was based significantly more on local community activities than was the program at comparison schools. The community schools had significantly more programs for students and adults and more community involvement in decision-making. Teachers but not community members indicated that people associated with the school had significantly more control over school affairs in community schools. No significant differences existed between the community schools and comparison schools in teacher job satisfaction and status, or student satisfaction. Community schools placed more emphasis on evaluating programs and school-community relations. Most of those interviewed wanted more emphasis placed on community school activities. It was important to community school principals that their school boards took an active interest in community school education. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Alberta
Note: Paper presented at the Canadian School Trustees' Association Congress on Education (1st, Toronto, Ontario, June 17-21, 1978)