ERIC Number: ED366108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
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Parent Involvement and Participation at Glen Katherine Primary School, Victoria, Australia: A Case Study.
Fraser, Barbara J.
This paper presents findings of a case study that examined parent participation at Glen Katherine Primary School (Victoria, Australia). It focuses on parent participation in and attitudes toward the Language Other Than English (LOTE)-Italian program. A cooperative-research committee composed of a school administrator, LOTE program staff, parents, and a researcher explored the satisfaction levels of parents, students, and teachers. A parent questionnaire was sent to 158 families, and 61 surveys were returned. Findings indicate that although the majority of parents expressed reasonable satisfaction with the program, a sizable minority reported a variety of criticisms. The findings also indicated a low level of parent participation in the program. Concerns about the degree of objectivity reached by a self-evaluating group are discussed. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (7th, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, January 1994).