ERIC Number: ED184236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-17
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Advisory Committees in School Decision Making. A Synopsis.
This paper discusses a study of two large school districts in Florida to determine their commitment to using local school advisory committees. The survey included the use of two questionnaires sent to 77 elementary, junior high, and high schools. Respondents were asked if they perceived themselves as really making a difference in the decision-making process of several activities listed. Conversely, principals were asked if they perceived advisory personnel as making important decisions in school matters. Results showed that the extent to which citizens participated in the activities was modest, considering the district's emphasis on citizen involvement. Thus, citizen response showed some ambivalence in participating in decision-making roles. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (112th, Anaheim, CA, February 15-18, 1980).