ERIC Number: ED249569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Parent Participation in Decision-Making as Perceived by Parents, Teachers, Principals, and Board Members. A Summary Report.
White, J. Ross
This paper presents the major findings from a survey on parent participation in decision-making that was distributed to school administrators, trustees, and a random selection of teachers and parents at School District #68 in Nanaimo, British Columbia. The study was designed to explore means of facilitating partnership between parents and schools in the current sociological and technological context. Color-coded questionnaire forms were distributed to parents, teachers, administrators, and trustees, with questions relating to (1) general identifying information, (2) school community relations, (3) instructional services, (4) personnel, and (5) "free response." General findings are reported for each group surveyed, and tables are provided that show statistical profiles of respondents in relation to questionnaire items. Twelve of the questions asked were similar to those on a 1979 Gallup poll, so results of that poll throughout Canada and in British Columbia are compared with these survey results. Twelve implications are derived from the study as a whole, suggesting that parental involvement in schools is favorably regarded but requires careful planning and cooperation by all groups involved. (TE)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Control, Community Cooperation, Community Surveys, Cooperative Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Participative Decision Making, Public Opinion, Public Relations, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, School Support
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: British Columbia (Nanaimo); Canada; Gallup Poll
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