ERIC Number: ED218394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Professional and Lay Group Perceptions of Advisory Council Participation in Decision-Making in New York City Public Schools.
Cioffi, Michael R.
This study examines and compares the perceptions of educational professionals and non-professional personnel concerning Parent Advisory Council members' degree of participatory decision making in the administration of Title I programs in New York City. The sample of educational professionals consisted of New York City district superintendents, principals, and teachers of Title I schools, while the non-professional sample consisted of Parent Advisory Council members, community school-based chairpersons, parents of Title I pupils, and chairpersons of community planning boards in New York City schools. Subjects were asked to indicate on a rating scale what they perceived to be the extent of council members' participation in Title I programs relative to: 1) educational needs assessment; 2) project selection; 3) collaborative planning; 4) financial management of reimbursables; and 5) program implementation and evaluation. The findings indicated that: 1) of the five decision-making areas considered, financial management of reimbursables was perceived by both groups to be the area in which there was the least participation; 2) there were no significant differences between the two groups in perceiving decision-making activities; and 3) no relationships were found between the subjects' ratings and the variables of age, sex, and length of experience in educational decision making. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Administrators, Community Involvement, Community Leaders, Decentralization, Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Money Management, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parents, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Role Perception, State Legislation, Teachers
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York City Board of Education; Parent Advisory Councils
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Fordham University. Tables marginally legible.