ERIC Number: ED370189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
School Restructuring: A Study of the Role of Parents in Selected Accelerated Schools.
Davidson, Betty M.
This paper presents findings of a study that examined the change process involved when four elementary schools implemented the accelerated schools model. Specifically, the study focused on transitions in parental roles that occurred when the schools changed from a conventional mode of organization to a participatory mode. The case study data were obtained through document analysis and interviews conducted at each site with the principal, teachers, administrators, social workers, and parents. Findings indicate that the extent of change in the parents' roles varied substantially among the schools. Parental involvement increased when the principals used a less autocratic leadership style and when teachers encouraged parents and addressed their educational needs. Technical assistance by university faculty played a minor role in the transition process. Finally, creative communities of inquiry began to develop in three of the schools. One figure and one table are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Accelerated Schools
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (22nd, New Orleans, LA, November 10-12, 1993). For related research papers, see ED 356 566-567.