ERIC Number: ED209776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Community Influence on Schools and Student Learning.
Lane, Carolyn A.; Kelly, James G.
Presented in this paper is a framework to examine environmental influences on learning. The framework identifies factors from several environments--the home, the community, and the larger sociocultural context--and links them with school policy and operations. Methodological considerations important to further investigation of these environmental links are also discussed. This introductory inquiry into the topic of community influences is intended to set forth a paradigm guiding research at the University of Oregon's Center for Educational Policy and Management. To do so, research linking environmental influences to schooling and student learning is reviewed. The manner in which these influences affect school governance, student learning, and management of human resources at the school and classroom levels is explored and several theoretical approaches to studying these links are discussed. Finally questions flowing from this inquiry are proposed in the form of a research agenda. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Influence, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Family Influence, Family Role, Parent Influence, School Administration, Social Environment, Social Influences
Center for Educational Policy and Management, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Educational Policy and Management.