ERIC Number: ED200343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Community School Development in Nova Scotia. Educational Research Series, Technical Report No. 20.
Sullivan, Keith C.; Michael, Gordon
The School-Community Questionnaire (SCQ) was sent to school coordinators of each of the 32 Nova Scotia community schools in an attempt to answer 2 major questions: "How many community schools are presently operating in Nova Scotia?" and "To what degree are components of community school education developed in their programs?" The questionnaire was based on Minzey's major components of community education: an educational program for grades 1-12, joint use of school and community facilities, additional programs for school-age children and youth, programs for adults, delivery and coordination of community services, and community involvement. Administration was added as a component, because literature suggested that sufficient funds and an administrator involved in promoting community-school relations were essential to successful community school education. Data indicated that: (1) although 32 schools were identified by the Department of Education for community school funding purposes, only 8 scored at least half as well as a hypothetical model community school; (2) the community school concept was not well developed in Nova Scotia and was poorly understood by the community school coordinators; and (3) further efforts should be directed to providing and training competent community school coordinators and providing information to school boards and principals. Appendices consist of the SCQ and explanatory material. (CM)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Adult Education, Community Education, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Community Schools, Community Services, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), Rural Areas, School Administration, School Community Relationship, Shared Facilities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlantic Inst. of Education, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Identifiers: Nova Scotia; School Community Questionnaire