ERIC Number: ED170959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Are Citizen/Parent Advisory Councils Effective? A Report of an Action Research Experiment in Progress.
Kaplan, Bernard A.
The author is presently engaged in an action research experiment in two school districts in the Southeastern United States that is focusing on the role of two variables in determining the effectiveness of community advisory councils. The two variables are the objectives the advisory councils are supposed to achieve and the factors, some deterimental and some beneficial, that can have significant impact on the successful functioning of these groups. A year remains in the experiment so only a brief progress report can be given at present. The final accounting will depend on the views of four discrete groups: the districts' educators; members of the advisory council; representative parents, citizens, and members of the community-at-large; and the consultant serving the two districts. Overall, the project is not so much concerned with whether advisory councils are effective as with the factors and conditions that must prevail to ensure that they have a reasonable chance to become effective. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)